Aug 23, 2011 - 4:02 pm
Doctors at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA just told my mother they made a mistake. They thought she had brain mets from lung cancer, but it turns out they were looking at a stroke in her brain--possibly from years ago. She went into the ER for a blood clot in lung last night after doctors did a lung CT scan to see if her chemo was working. Her oncologist called and told her to RUSH to the ER for treatment for this blood clot. When we reached the ER, doctors refused to give her blood thinners because an MRI scan in June showed her stage four lung cancer has progressed to brain mets.
An emergency MRI last night showed the "tumor" we thought she had for the past three months was actually a stroke. Thank goodness they can give her blood thinners now. And thank goodness they did not begin whole brain radiation yet!
How can this happen??