flwrjunke Posted August 30, 2005 Share Posted August 30, 2005 Hi Everyone, My Mom was dx in October of 2004. She went thru 6 rounds of chemo, 3 days each, and was unable to do radiation due to previous radiation after breast cancer surgery in 2000. Her last round of chemo was 3/18/05. On 8/15/05, two weeks ago yesterday she played her last round of golf. She had been playing 3 times a week. On 8/16/05 we had oxegon brought into the house and on the 8/19/05 we took her to the ER. She was having trouble breathing due to a pleural effusion. They drained 2 liters from her left lung, gave her antibotics and an anti-inflamitory. We brought her home on the 20th and bought in a caregiver the next day. Last Friday we called Hospice. The Doctors said it wouldn't be long and we are spending as much time with her as possible. Her left arm swelled up last week and now I notice her right foot it swollen also. Hospice gave us a book about dying. It talks about detachment from this world and the signs and symptoms of dying. It's all so much to take in. Please keep our family in your prayers. Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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