Husband is sick…is there anything I need to watch for…

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      since he has CIDP? He is running a fever of 101 pretty regularly since yesterday. He also has diarrehea, nauseated, headaches,and very, very tired (more than normal). Can you please give advice to what to watch for and whatI can do to help him get through this easier. He thinks it is a stomach virus or some kind of virus.. he doesn’t want to go to the dr bc they can’t do anything for a virus.

      Thanks in advance to all replies.


    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      A fever of 101 in an adult is something to pay attention to especially with diarrhea, and felling nauseated because he can become dehydrated. CIDP or not it is something to take seriously. The headaches can be an indication that already happening. I would suggest calling your doctor and letting him/her know what’s going on. If he can not keep water or fluids down to replace what he is losing is would suggest a trip to the ER. My outlook is that it is always better to be cautious than to take a chance [unless we are talking about me – that’s another story :rolleyes: ]

      Remember, I’m [B]NOT[/B] a doctor or trained in the medical field so take what I say with with that in mind.

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Chelle. You don’t want the fever to go higher–at around 102 he should seek medical advice. Right now he should take some Tylenol get the fever down. He might need to take it every few hours to keep it down. He can take some Immodium for the diarrhea. If the headache persists, once again he should see a doctor or he gets a stiff neck or if any of the symptoms worsen. Give him lots of fluids–dilute apple juice, weak tea with sugar, chicken broth. Stay in bed and rest. Then he will need to watch that his CIDP doesn’t flare up which is common with episodes of flu and illness. If so, he needs to let his doctor and neurologist know this as they make need to intervene with his treatment regime for the CIDP. Good luck and I hope he feels better soon. Just remember if you get worried in any way, to head to the doctor even if you have to drag him there.

    • July 24, 2010 at 11:35 pm

      Chelle, my neuro said to contact him or get to the hospital if I had a high fever (103 degrees F). Run of the mill cold or flu he wasn’t concerned about unless it persisted. So if the fever increases or stays around for an unusual length of time … contact the neuro.