My mother 70 year old has undergone a decompression laminectomoy on L3-L4 & L4-L5 on 31st oct. She was discharged from hospital on 4th nov after satisfactory recovery. She was on IV antibiotic injections after the surgery for 3 days and was put on oral antibiotic and paracetamol 650 mg. as oral medicine to be taken at home.
On first day at home, I observed a fever of 101.5°f. This was on 4th day of surgery. This level of fever however subsided after giving one antibiotic and paracetamol. The antibiotic (1-0-1) & paracetamol (1-1-1) dose continued for next seven days during which fever upto 100° f was observed several times while on above medication.
Her incision has healed very well with no problem in this area. Doctor advised readmission to evaluate for this continuing low grade fever. At hospital, they carried out various investigation such as complete blood count, kidney function test, urine culture, blood culture, malaria parasite, widal etc. All the above tests were normal or negative indicating no infection. However, the low grade fever continues intermittently even while on ceftazidime IV injection being given for the suspected infection.
It would be very helpful if i can get some help in solving this condition.