So today I took my mum for her 2nd cycle appointment for her 2nd line treatment with Carbo/Caylex, however they took her bloods today and said she cannot have chemo Thursday because her neutrophils are too low. We took mum to the local hospital around a week or so ago as she had been feeling very fatigued and everything was going black when she stood up, they checked her bloods but said everything was ok. This hosppital is not where she has treatment so not sure if they checked it properly or raised it as low when they should of.
Mum is now having a blood transfusion Friday instead of chemo Thursday, we then need to go back again next week to see if she is ok to have the next cycle.
My questions are, does delaying the chemo have an impact on the treatment? Also if they know she has had to have blood transfusions on her 1st line treatment why have they not checked it properly in time for the next cycle.
If they know someone usually needs a transfusion shouldn't they automatically book her in for a blood check in time to sort it for the next cycle?
I have asked these questions to the Onc nurse but they take a while to come back so thought I would ask you lovely ladies ad you have first hand experience and lots of useful knowledge that I always use when asking questions back to the hospital.