Mar 18, 2004 - 10:02 am
I have been reading posts for a couple of months now and I need to reach out for some help!!! A little of background my Mom (70 years old) has colon cancer that has spread to the liver and is extensive. She was diagnosed in January of this year she has a tumor about 4 inches in length and about 20 other spots on her liver. It doesn't look like her other organs are involved. Currently she has had two treatments of Chemo every other week, Oxaliplatin and then takes Xeloda for 7 days three pills twice daily. This past Monday the Dr told her he isn't going to give her another Chemo treatment (Oxaliplatin) since it is doing more harm than good. He thinks the tumor has gotten bigger. She is going to continue to take the Xeloda because she doesn't want to give up.
She is very weak right now and eats and drinks very little. She sleeps all the time and is fully awake only 4 or 5 hours a day. This is breaking my heart to see me Mother going through this!
I just got off the phone with another Dr that we had went to for a second opinion and he said that there really isn't anything else that can be done for her since she is so weak. I asked him how long he felt she had and based upon what I told him he felt a month or two.
I don't know what to do!!! Should I try and go to Dana Farber and see if they can give us any answers? I don't want to lose my Mom!!! :( Please if anyone can give me some advise it would be greatly appreciated. God Bless!