Jul 31, 2013 - 7:40 pm
I am new to this site. My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 small cell lung cancer about 2 months ago, which matasticized to her brain, adrenals, lymph nodes. Brain tumor was removed. She has undergone 1 round of chemo and will start the next on monday. My dilemma, I was on vacation 1st week of July but sent my husband and children on to camp without me because at the time, mom was in hosp getting tumor removed. I went up on the weekend but never had a vacation. Fast forward to this Friday, I start vacation. Mom's next round begins Monday and I have set up transportation for her to get to and from her chemo. However, she is not taking care of herself (eating, drinking, moving); therefore leaving her weak. I don't feel comfortable leaving her in her apt by herself. I am trying to get a friend of hers that lives near her to stop by a couple times a day. I brought her to dr's today and her BP was low and somewhat dehydrated. I bring her to oncologist tomorrow for blood tests before her next treatment. I've told her if she doesn't start eating/drinking to get her strength back, they may just admit her to hospital again. I know I "need" to take care of myself or I won't be able to care for her. I'm just feeling really guilty right now. I WANT to go away with my family.