Topic: My mom
I received so much support the last time I wrote and am hoping for a little encouragement and insight. My mom has not been doing well. She hasn't had any chemo since two weeks before Christmas as she couldn't tolerate it anymore. There is a pill form they have talked about trying, however, they were waiting for blood work to come back to see if that is even an option. At this point, I believe they will choose to cease all treatment.
Her jaundice is very very bad. Especially over the past two weeks or so. However, her bile ducts aren't obstructed. I'm assuming this means that the liver itself then is just shutting down?
Yesterday around lunchtime she began vomiting large amounts of blood. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and it was discovered there that she had esophageal varices. They were able to seal up the ruptured veins but it was quite a scare. I really thought we were going to lose her yesterday. She is very weak.
I have no idea what to expect, I have no idea how long she can go on like this. The poor thing has endured it all. Chemo embolizations, gemzar and cistplatin, a broken bone in her arm from where the cancer spread that left the nerves exposed, bone pain in her back from where the cancer spread, I could go on and on. I know so many of you have endured the same and I commend you all. It just seems like so much.
You all are in my prayers.