tmaizeinlv Posted July 24, 2003 Share Posted July 24, 2003 My mother has Stage IV NSCLC, mets to brain, adrenal gland, lymph system. She's done 2 rounds of chemo and 15 days of whole brain radiation (latest chemo Monday, finished radiation Tuesday). She won't eat. She had mouth sores/fungus, that has been cleared up. But, she just won't eat. Yesterday, she had an 8-oz can of Boost, nothing else. She said nothing tastes good. She is very weak and losing weight like crazy. They put her on an appetite stimulant but it doesn't seem to be working. The Oncologist doesn't seem terribly concerned, but he has basically given her no hope of survival, despite the fact that her tumors have shrunken significantly with the chemo. She also seems to have kind of given up and is extremely depressed. I live in Las Vegas, she lives in Omaha. I am leaving for Omaha in a couple of hours to go see her for the weekend at the request of my dad (she's not talking to anyone, including me). Does anyone have any advice for me? I would like to help convince her to get a second opinion (we have insurance that actually pays for this, including travel) and some counseling and to eat! I have a feeling that what she's going through is common, so I am hoping someone can help me find the right words of encouragement. Thanks so much, and prayers to all of you. Terre Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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