Aug 08, 2013 - 10:56 pm
The Monday after Mother's Day of this year, my mom was diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer. After many tests, it was discovered that it has spread into her liver, her skill bone, her lympnodes as well as other bones in her body, it is widespread.
She has been in and out of the hospital since the second week of May 2013. She had her first round of chemo on May 26, 27 and 28. She is receiving eptisode and carboplastin on a every 21 day schedule. She wasn't able to take her second round until July 1, 2 and 3. Her most recent chemo scheduled July 22, 23 and 24 had to be postponed due to being in the hospital again on July 11 for having low blood counts and a fever.
Now since in the hospital she has still been running a low grade fever and have done every test or scan to determine there is no infection.We are now waiting for her to be discharged here probably by the end of the week.
I hate seeing my mom detoriate like this. She was always a hardworking woman that hardly ever sat down or do something for herself. She used to enjoy sewing and crafts, but now it's hard for her just to get through the day without vomiting or having a fever.
Her prognosis is not good, sometimes I wonder if she should put herself through the treatments or just live her life the best she can with the time she has left.