May 27, 2013 - 11:02 am
i posted before my my mom began treatment. She is stage 2a but a 13 cm tumor. She completed 19 rad and one chemo round and was drastically declining all through week 4. She was hospitalized last week, she was too weak to do her 20 th rad and they sent her right to hospital. White blood cells still falling, massive uncontrollable diarrhea - more than 20 times a day. It's just awful. She's 69 years old, but was so strong prior to all this. There's no way I can see her coming home. We are looking into a cancer specific facility where she can have round the clock care and continue her treatments. I feel helpless. I help clean her, rub her back, hold her hand, sit all day with her. I have to try to keep some of my life going. I'm down to bare functioning minimum for myself. My 80 year old step dad cannot care for her the way she needs and while I am there I will be somewhat in and out, slough I am ready to chuck my entire life to assist her.
She insisted on no pain meds :( why I cannot imagine. I finally intervened and got her on dilaudid (? Sp). Se needs more though.
Doc said its all going to get even worse before it gets better. What to do? Any advice at all?