Kel M Posted January 14, 2005 Share Posted January 14, 2005 Hi all, Mom's brain scan came back negative yesterday, but because she is so weak and she continues to have neurological impairments, she was admitted to hospital and into the palliative care unit. The news was, obviously, devastating. The more positive news is that they are going to try and deal with the issues that have been plaguing her (shortness of breath, balance, headaches) and if they can get her stronger, they will do further tests and consider starting chemo again. That is helping us put a positive spin on it at least. Mom also said that if the cancer was going to beat her, she was going to go down fighting. How proud of her I was. The unit is nice (quite a bit nicer than the rest of the hospital) and it comes with excellent psychological care. The psychologist actually spent an hour with my brother yesterday, who I think up to now, had been refusing to acknowledge the possibility that we might be going down this path. At this point, all I can offer Mom is comfort. She's asked me to be strong for her and I will do everything I can to honour that request. I'm off to the hospital to spend the day with her - as usual, your thoughts and prayers are welcomed and appreciated. How I appreciate the meaning of one day at a time. Know, too, that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Kel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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