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fever, night sweats, Feet and hands numb, many specialists cannot find diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 3, 2008
  • 08:39 PM

I am writing this on behalf of my father who is in his mid 50's, as his symptoms are now progressively worse everyday... three months ago he started with the following symptoms, sinus congestion, fever above 103, night sweats, slurred speach, bloating, and headaches. After going to the ER he was admited lab work that showed abnormal where elevated WBS and decreased kidney function, in consult with many Dr's they decided to remove his gallbladder.
Immediatly following the surgery his symtoms where as follows, in addition to above symptoms, extreme calf pain, tingling in his Rt toes, and eventually Rt thumb, decreased appetite, fever, weakness, consiption, sleeping +++, unsteady gait, weight loss 20 lbs in 3 weeks, decreased BP (previous Hx of hypertension), A specialist though he had pneumonia which in turn after further investigation was aspestis in his lungs from years ago, as a few days past the numbness in his feet was also now in the Lt foot and Lt thumb, to make a long story short if he is not on pain meds the pain in his legs and hands in not tolerable, and despite pain meds (oxycodone-only med he is taking) he has went from leading a normal life to unable to work, barely walk and complete ADL's without my mom's assistance.
In the past week, abnormal lab values include ESR greater than 110, elevated WBC, low IRON, symptoms remain the same but also include weight loss of 37 lbs total, sleeping 18+ hours daily, depression, sweating day or night +++, temp ranging from 95 - 104, entire feet and hands numb and on both feet toes curling under except big toe,
He has seen a cardiologist (for heart murmmer), internist, repiratory, neurology specialists and they don't have a clue, many tests have come back negative, including bone marrow biopsy (I am not sure all tests). There are thinking of sending him to a infectious specialist but ??
My dad has a Hx of sleep apnea, while in hospital he discovered that with o2 on his Sp02 gets lower belo 85%, not normla?, the specialists seem to have dismissed this symptom as no revelance?
If any one has any suggestions please help, Thank you.

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  • Check out Babesiosis... it covers most of the symptoms you describe your father experiencing. O2 levels, loss of weight, fever sweats, numbness, and much more... If he comes up with that also have him tested for Lyme Disease. They are caused by a tick bite. The ticks can be so small they are smaller than this period ( . ) -- very tiny in the nymph stage. We rarely see or feel them. Good luck.
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    • October 4, 2008
    • 07:30 PM
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