Apr 12, 2013 - 6:43 pm
I have asked questions on this site about my MIL before and have some more now that she is in treatment. She is doing the radiation daily for 6 weeks and the mitomycn(SP) and fu5 too she did that the first week and has to do it again the 5th week. She is now finished with her 3rd week of radiation. We are having lots of problems with her following Drs orders, she refuses to eat has lost 14 lbs since treatment began we have tried everything the boost drinks and she says she dont like them, she would not drink anything now she has to do IV fluids 2 times a week for 2 hours because she is dehydrated. she has the silver sulfide cream to use on her bottom but she wont do it, they have given her things to put in a sitz bath to help with the pain she wont do them either, we cant hardly get her out of bed except to go to the dr. She sleeps until her drs appointments gets up and goes comes home and goes straight back to bed she has become dependant on others to do everything for her when before she could do everything for herself but now she refuses to. We dont know what to do. She seems to me like she has given up and just dont care we can barely get her to take a shower. She is 71 yrs old and the Dr told her if she does what she is supposed to this cancer is very treatable. Im run down and tired from having to beg her to eat and drink and get up and move around i dont know where to turn. My husband tries and she only ends up screaming at him that she is tired of people trying to control her. Any advice on what to do from here?