fever havoc

fever-havoc

Fever party with our friends.

 

The doctor planned out for a Whipple procedure or pancreaticoduodenectomy, the most commonly performed surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas.

But my fever was on and off.

From 38 to 42 degrees Celsius, I was literally hot.

A fever was a temporary increase in body temperature, often due to an illness. Having a fever was a sign that something out of the ordinary was going on the body.

The biggest concern with getting fever before surgery was your compromised immune system and a higher risk of infection.

It was a barometer for the surgeon whether to continue the procedure or not.

The surgery was postponed not once, not twice but thrice.

Most of the time, our visitors would have a fever party to lower my body temperature.

It was better not to take any medication to lower the fever.

We opted for the ‘punas-punas’ mode.

Ice packet where on my armpit, on the sole of my feet and on my forehead.

It came to a point that I had difficulty breathing where I needed oxygen to avoid cardiac arrest.

It was tough.

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