Jan 13, 2013 - 9:06 pm
13 years ago my mother in law was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma - gave the woman 3 months to live. Apparently she was the 10% That lived longer then expected. What a gift! She was able to see me and my husband marry... The births of my two boys and sow into our lives more than ever! We are blessed!
HOWEVER - (this is where I need your help) in the last year she has rapidly declined!! Started with her tripping and falling. Then needed a walker, then couldn't walk. Then couldn't move her right side all together!!! in the last month her speech has become gibberish and THIS WEEK? She is quickly becoming a vegetable!!!!! Our family is dumbfounded! How for 13 years she seemed to have beaten it ... to turning into mush in a matter of a year!? How can this have come on so quickly?
FYI - in the last year she has seen her doctor at least three times a month. Had several MRI's and has been closely looked at. They first told her that this was happening because she had brain nicroses from the radiation. But three weeks ago they told her they saw the tumor again. So is this thing just growing at such a fast pace its killing her faster? We hardly have any answers!!
Has anyone experienced this? If anyone can help, that would be awesome! If she is dying.... Can someone tell me how long we have?!?!