Topic: My Mother Diagnosed 2 months ago
My Mother was diagnosed with CC early May this year. She was able to have surgery to remove the tumour but during surgery further cancer deposits were located in her abdominal tissue.
Since the surgery I think she had all of a week feeling well, but has gone downhill very quickly and now is unable to eat. If she does manage to eat a few small bites she ends up vomiting within 2-4 hours.
Sadly now she refuses to eat and is getting very angry with anyone who tries to encourage her to try some food. She is also not taking her medication at times, and seems to have completely lost her will.
My Father is caring for her almost 24/7 now, as she rarely leaves her bed. Dad has said that she has unfortunately had a few 'accidents' in bed and this I believe to mean that she is seriously unwell as this is so unlike my Mum. She is refusing visitors, and has been very snappy and grumpy towards Dad.
I'm terribly frightened by what is happening to her, I live in Australia and my parents are in New Zealand so I don't know what is happening day to day. I was over to see her just prior to the surgery but I have very little money although I wish I could go over more often. A nurse and a hospice worker visit Mum nearly every day to help care for her and to assist Dad wherever possible.
It's been under 2 months since Mum's initial diagnosis, and I'm shocked her health has declined so rapidly. Mum is 64.
Thanks for reading, sometimes it helps just to write things down.