Feb 09, 2014 - 2:39 pm
My mom has had PPC for 4 years, and things are going worse now, since she ate something that made her sick and got so dehydrated and hadn't eaten. Now the fluid in abdomen and possible tumors on bowels/intestines are preventing her from eating anything, or keeping liquids/food down.
Seems from searching this board and hearing doctors that going through chemo is the best way to treat it right now, she's had one round already and its not clear she's been getting better. One doctor says to wait 2 or 3 round before deciding if it's functional. Another doctor says, it seems like it's bad enough now to stop treatment and consider end of life care, which is the first time I've heard this so I'm kind of surprised.
Is this situation familiar to anyone? Also told chemo options seem like they've run out. Not sure how to understand all this information.
I'm hoping to hear options, medical options, ideas. Not looking for emotional support only.