Forum Replies Created
March 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm in reply to: Ma in law just diagnosed and terminal, we’re all reeling #48923
Hi Georgie. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I recently lost my mom to cc after a very courageous 18 month battle. I couldn’t agree more with Susan, have family gatherings, go places while she feels like going and have no regrets for words left unsaid. This time will be exactly like a roller coaster for your family. I researched every new symptom she had along the way and found that every case seems to be a little different. It does help to post questions you have on this site, and you can not find a more compassionate and understanding gathering of people. God Bless You and Your Family.
Thank you all so much for the kind words, thoughts and prayers. This is definitely the hardest thing I’ve had to face in life, but I know that I was blessed to have had the wonderful life that I was albe to experience with her. God Bless you all!
Thank you Pam. I don’t mean to rant and rave about it. I’m just hurt that we have to deal with this now. My mom is a sweet, easy-going person and has been an exemplary patient. I can’t believe this would even be an issue at this point.
I completely understand how you feel. My father died of cancer at the young age of 51 in 1998. I still miss him immensely, but my mind now thinks more upon the good times than the tragic ending. God bless you and your family.
Thank you for the information. The Hospice dr is going to check with the dr she had prior to entering the facility. They will discuss her best option. The more fluid builds, the more trouble she has breathing and it also causes severe nausea.
The dr gave my mom 2 xanex and a dose of morphine yesterday, which did help. I don’t understand how she has trouble and then does okay. If it was fluid, I’d think she would be having constant trouble. She was having trouble again today, and her oxygen level is 92 (with the oxygen on). I just hate for her to feel like she is working hard to breathe.