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Night Sweats and unexplained weight loss after CABG

My father (77) had CABG X5 on Feb. 22, 2008. He is a controlled diabetic, not overweight at all (5'8", 138#). He has just not been feeling well at all since his surgery and has been having night and day sweats, what he describes as chest pains, also has a pain in his left side. He is also losing weight that he can not afford to lose at a rate of 0.5 to 2 lbs a day! (If only I could lose it that fast!!) We've gone to the ER more times than I can tell you, he's been checked every way and nothing abnormal has been found but he INSISTS that something is not right! I don't want to ignore what he says because he knows his body...I haven't lived in it 24/7 for 77 years as he has and just as sure as I did discount what he says, something horrible would happen and I would feel incredibly guilty the rest of my life. Anyway, right now he's doing a round of prednisone (ordered by the cardiologist) for possible inflammation--think it was a last ditch guess on the part of the cardiologist, because labs are normal--he's basing on the temperature changes. Has anyone else experienced this or offer any kind of advice? I try to tell him that since he is diabetic and given his age, all of his symptoms are probably surgery related....HELP please!
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i think u should not worry too much , now come to my own experience, i m doc. ,53 yrs age, undergone cabg , 6 weeks back , has lost 18 lbs so far , i m non-diabetic non hypertensive , if u compare with me then u find dat things r normal with yor father , occasional chest pain may persists for few months , but there must b no temp. why yor cardiologist has prescribed steroids i don't know , i think it will further lower body resistance. u may ask for a second opinion , and wait more.
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