March 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm #36928katieloumattMember
Thinking of you as you meet with the oncologist.
KatieMarch 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm #36927gavinModerator
I am so sorry to hear that your mum is going through a very tough time right now. Having went through the same only a few months ago with my dad, I can understand how hard this is for you and the rest of your family to go through this now. As Pam says, this is a hard road to travel and you being there besdie your mum through these days will be of great comfort to her.
I hope that the meeting with the onc today will give some answers as to how your mum can be kept as comfortable as possible and what they will do to handle any pain. When my dad was in palliative care, he was getting his meds through a syringe driver on a constant cycle and this seemed to help him. He was also getting shots for any pain and that also seemd to help.
Remember that we are all here for you and my thoughts are with you and your family right now,
GavinMarch 29, 2010 at 5:10 pm #36926cherbourgParticipant
Your Mom has raised an amazing child! I know she is proud of you and you must be such a comfort to her! This is such a hard time for everyone. I am sending hugs, warm wishes and prayers to you, your Mom and your family today. I hope you get some answers and a plan to ensure your Mom is as comfortable as possible.
This is a hard road to travel.
PamMarch 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm #36925jeffgriederMember
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and you family Scraggles!March 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm #36924lainyParticipant
Scraggles, we are terribly sorry to hear of your mom’s latest news. I hope she gets some comfort physically as I know mentally she has a wonderful daughter to comfort her. Sometimes I think the worst part of CC is not the DX but watching a loved one suffer and you feel so helpless. I know you have enough on your mind now but please let us know that the doctor says. Sending good and hopeful thoughts your way.March 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm #36923jennifersMember
I am so sorry that your Mom is having such a hard time – please try to take care of yourself, as hard as that may be right now. I will be thinking and praying for you all – I hope your meeting goes well today.
JenMarch 29, 2010 at 3:03 pm #36922sharpeiloverMember
Hoping you and your Mom get some good moments each day. She is so lucky to have your support. God bless you and your family.March 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm #36921darlaParticipant
Sorry to hear that things are going so badly for your Mom. I think the main thing is to make sure she is kept comfortable and that she is not in pain. I know how hard this all is to even comprehend. I hope that your meeting today goes well and you can get some answers. My thoughts will be with you, your Mom & your family.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaMarch 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm #3362scragglesMember
Hi everyone. My 56yr old mother was diagnosed with stage 4 CC on Dec 23/09. We’re from Toronto, Canada, and she is being treated at one of the top 5 cancer centers in the world.
She is really not good right now. After her diagnosis it was like she almost immediately lost interest in food. Getting her to eat has been a struggle for the last 3 months. She has tried many different types of meds, but nothing makes her want to eat a heavy meal. She is rapidly losing weight. Last week she was weighed and she only weighs 98lbs, not including her tumors and fluid buildup – pretty scary.
She has been on gem/cisp chemo combo. But it seems like she was never able to have more then 2 cycles in a row. The doctors would always postpone treatments due to low WBCs or low proteins. She is in palliative care right now and she just had another CT scan done. It appears as though the chemo was helping to break up the tumor located in her liver but the tumors she has on her omentum have grown from 1cm to 4cm, and there is is new mass located behind her womb. In other words chemo is not working and my mom is so weak that treatment has to be stopped. We were told that one more chemo treatment would probably kill her. My mom is so weak she can’t even go the washroom on her own, in fact she can’t even change positions in her bed on her own anymore. Once in awhile she sits up in the wheel chair, but she is now using O2 to do so.
She also has really bad ascites. She had a perm cathater inserted into her abdomen area, there is a valve at the end of it, and the nurse just hooks up a bag and turns the valve and the fluid drains. Yesterday 5L were drained.
It’s hard to believe that 5 months ago she felt great, andwe had no idea she was ill.
We are having a family meeting this afternoon at 3 with her Oncologist.
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