Apr 21, 2012 - 9:38 am
My mom was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer on Feb 28, she has mets in her lungs, adrenal gland, left femur and two places in her spine. She had a kidney removed about 3 1/2 weeks ago. The cancer in the bones was not discovered until last Wednesday and I moved her in with me last Thursday (9 days ago), when she had to start using a walker. Some days are worse than others, she hurts despite the pain meds and I can't get her to eat! It is really upsetting to me, but I don't let her see it. I just need to know if there is anything I can do to help ease the pain and get her to eat more. We are going to start radiation treatment on the bone mets next week, which is suppose to reduce or eliminate the pain, but I have to make it to next week!!! It scares me when I can't get her to eat. I have to hold it together though, I still have a 17 year old daughter at home and I care for my 3 year old grandson Mon-Friday during the day. My sister is coming out later today, so I can leave for a while, this first week has been hell.
Accepting any advice you can give me, so I can better care for her.