During my mom's second transfusion she had a bad reaction to the taxol and almost passed out. Is this common? They halted the drug, gave her benadryl, then resumed and she was able to finish the treatment. Is this common? And why would it happen on the 2nd treatment, not the first? Also, her labs came back with her blood low, and she will need a transfusion on Thursday. I haven't heard much about transfusions on this list--has anyone needed them and what were the results?
Finally, my mom ended up in the hospital a week after her first treatment for constipation. Is this also a common side effect of carbo/taxol--and if so, is there anything diet-wise that you've found helped?
Sorry for so many questions, but this is new to us.