Hello again Ladies,
My mum was due to have her second round of chemo yesterday but unfortunately when we arrived they told us mum's kidney blood result was too low. They are giving her the weekend to see if it improves and hopefully chemo will go ahead on Mon.
After her first round of chemo she was admitted to hospital on day 2 with a severe headache and very flushed face (temp normal). She was given several doses of morphine to help with the pain and had a brain scan which was normal. We were told this was probably due to an allergy to the anti-sickness drug Granisetron she got before chemo and they said they would change this for cycle 2.
Yesterday before we went for chemo she had to take 10 Dexamethasone 6 hours before we went in. When chemo didn't go ahead and we left they said she'd feel a bit hyper due to the steroids she had taken but it would be okay.
Today she is experiencing the same headache although not quite as severe but has a very flushed face. Could it be an allergy to the steroids rather than the Granisetron? Is there an alternative steroid she could take? Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? Not sure if I should be calling the hospital in advance or just mention this when we go in again on Mon?