Oct 25, 2011 - 1:08 am
I am not really sure if this is the correct forum to post this inquiry. I have a rather unusual, perhaps it is not unusual. I have a dear friend whose Grandmother has 4th Stage Stomach Cancer, which has metastasized to the following regions: 2 mets on both lungs, liver, bile duct, and several clusters of tumors in her breasts. She has been on Hospice care for several months, and doctors have said that she has been on death's door numerous times. This afternoon my friend went to be at her bedside as medical professionals said she would most likely not make it through the day. He stayed with her for several hours: shallow breathing, non-responsive, and she had a weak pulse. This was at 2:00 PM. At 5:00 PM a caregiver couldn't locate her in her house, she was in the shower. She got out of the shower, unassisted, and insisted and on playing Bingo. She the proceeded to get dressed, went and played bingo, ate french fries and drank soda. She has not been eating anything more than broth, and ice chips.
I have heard of stage 4 cancer patients getting a 'second wind,' however this seems rather amazing. I don't want to over analyze this, but after searching several websites, and a few medical journals, I have never seen a story comparable to this. If anyone has heard of or experienced anything like this I would love to hear from you.
On a personal note, my Grandmother and Grandfather have both died of cancer, and there are several cancer survivors in my family. I commend each and everyone of you for your strength, and dedication to you loved ones. I thank you if I receive a response to this most unusual query.
Thank you and God Bless