Topic: Mom's prognosis
Hi everyone. I'm stacie..
My momthers dr has said that she has about six mos left if we do nothing else. I'm not sure what to do at this point. my mom was diagnosed on nov.2 2011 w cc. she was very sick. jaundice was terrible n weak . she had several biopsies and about 8 ercp's. finally had metal stints put in and was ok. dr sd she wasnt a candidate for surgery. tumor too big. we did chemo. gem/cis. wow was that awful on her. stayed in the hosptial needed platelets,transfusions lasix and lots of fluids. went into kidney failure. side affects were bad. mom lost all her hair and teeth hurt. that was after only 3 treatments. her dr told me to take her hm and prepare for her death. mom had lymphadema as well. i wrapped her edema wear daily. mom had puss n blood seepimg from her stomach. her body smelled terrible . dr. said it was close to the end. i took her hm to live w me and i changed her diet. took best care i could of her. she lost 42 lbs of watwe weight. her diabetes was so gd she didn't have to take insulin and gor off her bp meds. things were gd for about six months. tumor hadn't grown and mom was happy n living a gd life again. after months scan showed ma has 2 more tumors and they r bigger than her first one. started chemo again. 5-fu. no side affects at all. been great for six months. now we had a scan last tues and results showed it has spread to her lungs and abdomen. not gd for her. dr sd we can try adding another med to her current chemo but side affects can be bad. my mmom is tired and doesnt want to do it if shes going to be sick agian like b4. dr told us to at least just try it for 3 wks to say we tried and pray for a miracle. i cant bare to see my mom suffer like that again n know shes going to die anyway or this will take her sooner. my mother doesnt know about the 6mos time. my question is do i tell her? do i say try chemo n chamce her getting so sick n dying in a bad way? momwas very sick. any help is appreciated. thnx.