Help! High temp, but leaving town 6am tomorrow!

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   Posted 11/26/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has been feeling fine lately. Good BM - 1 time a day. Some pain when he goes, but getting better and normal stool. No cramps. More energy. Etc.
Well - he woke up this morning feeling horrible. Dizzy, nausea (but did not throw up) and body aches. His temp was 102.7 this morning, and recently dropped to 101.5 after he felt like the fever "broke". I'm thinking flu, but who knows.
He is refusing to go to the hospital or talk to the doc. He says he's "fine" and he doesnt want to go anywhere where they will tell him not to go on the thanksgiving trip we have planned. We leave bright an early tomorrow and will be seeing family that we havent seen forever. It has been a much anticipated trip.

Please help with ANY suggestions!

Thanks in advance!!!

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   Posted 11/26/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi He could run in to the ER tonight and then maybe he'd feel better tomorrow. Doesn't sound like he'd get much driving in if he is dizzy. Hope he gets better soon but sometimes health comes first. lol gail
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   Posted 11/26/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I think if he's feeling up to it, everything should be fine... At least his temp has dropped, and he's not showing any other signs.
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   Posted 11/26/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks both of you! I appreciate the responses. As of about an hour ago his fever was back down to "almost normal" (whatever that means!)

He's still feeling achy and not 100% but, then again, 100% has a new meaning to us since his crohn's diagnosis. I think we'll make it to see family and go from there. If worst comes to worst, we're still near hospitals where we are going.

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   Posted 11/26/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
emrose,  best of luck with the trip . . .go for it.  As long as they have an ER where you are going, it sounds like your husband is really wanting to make the trip and it would be "good medicine" . . . . let us know how everything goes. 

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   Posted 11/26/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks blossom! Please everyone, keep your fingers crossed. He's not feeling great, but at least the high temp is gone. Now he just needs to work up the energy to pack! We'll be back on tuesday and hopefully I'll have good news to report. (then, a week later, he'll have his first resection of his lrg intestines!)

Thanks again

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   Posted 11/27/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope he is feeling better today, and that you'll be able to enjoy your trip. Blessings, Julie
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   Posted 11/28/2008 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks all! We had an early morning (up at 3:30 to catch our flight) and a long day but it's been great! His fever is gone! He feels much better and was able to enjoy a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with family.

So.... What was this? Do you guys often get a fever that high and then feel better the next day? Maybe a 24 hr flu bug? It seems like it's likely related to the crohn's but I don't know. I mean he felt SO awful and almost hit 103 fever and now he's fine.... Odd. But hey, I'm not complaining!!!

I appreciate the support and encouragement. I just wanted reassurance that we were doing the right thing!

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   Posted 11/28/2008 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about anyone else, but I get fevers all of the time. Although, I haven't started any kind of treatments. I still have a few doctor's visits before I decide what to do, and I'm currently trying to control the symptoms with dietary changes. Mostly, my fevers only hit 100, but I have had really bad days where they go up to 102 or 103. When it's really bad, I take some sort of pain reliever/fever reducer, and I deal with it. Though, I don't like to take pain relievers. When it's not too bad, and I don't take anything, the fever will go away within the day, or by the next day, every time.

I actually haven't talked to any doctors about this. I mentioned it, but never asked any questions about why it happens. I have an idea, though. Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease, which means our immune systems are fighting our own bodies, right? When our immune systems fights, we get fevers.

I know a few people with other autoimmune diseases, and they have had the fever problems before.

I could be wrong. I'm not a doctor, but this is what I think about my own fevers.

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   Posted 11/28/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
hey emrose, go back and check my fever posts... you will find similar episodes.. BTW no such thing as the 24 hour flu....

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