Mar 04, 2014 - 5:39 pm
Where do I begin.....my sister was diagnosed with Colon Cancer 12/24/12 and told she only had a year, maybe less. She, thank God, is still with us but is beginning to decline rapidly.
The cancer has spread to her liver (about 80% filled with tumors), her Kidneys, her stomach lining, her pancreas, and her Sternum bone. She now has severe swelling due to the kidneys and liver not functioning and is jaundice now in the face (not her eyes yet). She can't walk anymore due to all the fluid on her legs and they kidneys are being crushed by her liver and the ever growing / expanding tumors in her liver so she is now catherized. Hospice and their sweet nurses come in every day and love her.
She is the strongest person I have ever met in my life. Always with a smile on her face.
My question is.....like most people I am sure......what does all this mean? Does this mean I only have a few more moments, days, weeks, months with my sweet sister?
I know she is in extreme pain and they are treating that with lots of good pain meds but what about the rest....how fast does the decline begin? How much more does she have to endure?
I know that no one really can answer the "time line" questions but what might we expect next, just some sort of heads up.....
Thank you all