Nov 17, 2013 - 10:57 pm
My mother was recently (3 weeks ago) diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. Her oncologist said that it only has 2 stages and that my mother is in stage 2 since the cancer has spread from her left lung to her liver, bones and lymph nodes. They did do an MRI and said that is has not reached her brain. Week before last was her first round of chemo with Cisplatin and Etoposide, she also gets a shot of Neulasta on the 4th day. Since her chemo, she has been taken to the emergency room twice. The first time was due to her not taking ANY pain medication for an entire day. The very next day, she was again rushed to the hospital with a temp of 103.2, and was delirious. She had no idea where she was or who anyone was around her. After 2 bags of antibiotics and fluids, she started coming around. She has been having a difficult time breathing. Doctors keep saying it's because of the tumor in her lung, then they found out she has pneumonia once again. Well, today they told her that there is something growing on her lung that isn't part of the cancer and they have no idea what it is but it eating away at her lung. The doctor that told her this recommends that she not take anymore chemo, according to him it will kill her if she does. But he said that it does not look good for her because of whatever this is in her lung. She is 75 years old and usually full of fight but today she just looked beaten. I would like for her to get a second opinion because I just can't be okay with no answer as to what this other thing is in her lung. Anyone have anything similiar to this? Any thoughts???? I'm lost here, she is my best friend and I'm not quite ready to lose her. We live in Houston and right now she is NOT going to MD Anderson which is what I would prefer. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice.
Prays for all of you,