Topic: Vomiting and general decline
Hello. It's a long time since I posted. My Mum (79) was diagnosed in March of this year. She was told by docs she probably only had months to live and opted not to have chemo (having nursed her sister through same situation). She came to live with me and my family and had 7 months of good quality of life, eating more or less what she liked, no sickness, little pain. She's had a sudden recent drastic decline and I just wanted a little advice. She has suddenly lost a lot of weight, and is extremely weak and tired. Last week, we really thought she was nearing the end of her journey. The decline happened after an amazing reunion with a long lost daughter who she gave up for adoption in 1960, and who had spent 13 years trying to trace Mum. She came all the way from New Zealand to meet Mum in the UK. It has been very emotional for all of us, but especially Mum. I'm sure it's no coincidence she has declined now - she was hardly sleeping in the weeks leading up to the visit. For a week after the visit, she hardly ate at all, in fact, we were even struggling to get her to drink. After about 10 days of this pattern, she is now eating very small amounts, but generally vomiting a little after eating. She is on anti-nausea pills. She is pretty much bed ridden at the moment so it's hard to get her to sit up to eat even. Any advice much appreciated. What a roller coaster this is.