Jul 16, 2013 - 4:46 pm
Needless to say the entire family is in shock. There's no history of cancer in our family so there were no genetic tests done. So we are all still trying to just absorb what we've been told and trying to figure out how to come to terms with it.
The doctors are being really vague about her chances of survival. I've tried to encourage her and even told her that there are many people who survive this and do alright but right now she's just overwhelmed. While my brother and I can take care of her physical needs, we have no idea what to do about her emotional ones. She's lost her hair, tons of weight, but of course from the abdomen down she's retained a lot of fluid.
Any ideas? I don't have any idea what she's going through and lately it seems she's just angry or irritated with all of use. I understand why but we just don't know how to react or what to do for her.... and the "chemo brain" is hitting which just makes things more difficult.