Feb 07, 2011 - 8:35 am
Hey all! Just found this place. Lots of good info on here. A little about me... Mom was diagnosed in July with extensive stage SCLC. Had chemo and was done at end of Oct. Doc did PET and cancer was gone. Then a week before Christmas mom had trouble with vision so they did and MRI and found about 15 lesions on her brain. They did 15 rounds of radiation and symptoms got a little better but doc said not much more they could do unless her symptoms got worse. The she started having other issues a few weeks ago so the doc did another PET and cancer has returned to lungs and hip bones. Doc has her on another type of chemo but isn’t sure it’s going to work. She’s really gone downhill fast. She’s having a real hard time walking. Very confused and says weird things all the time. They just put her on morphine along with her Percocet. What I’m wondering is this…. For those that have been through this and lost the person, does this sound like it’s getting close to the end? My dad is so afraid to talk to the doctor about death that I feel like we are in the dark about whether we are getting close to the end. I really want hospice to get involved but don’t know. I just wanted some advice of info from others who have been in my place. Thanks in advance for any replies!