MilliBr1 Posted October 4, 2005 Share Posted October 4, 2005 Ok, when mom was in the hospital they did a PET scan and said she still had a tumor in her lung, but pnuemonia could also show up like that so they couldn't be a 100 percent certian without a biopsy, which mom is way to weak for. They said whatever the case she declining and is not improving even with treating the pnuemonia, so they recommended hospice. We talked with all the doctors involved and they all felt hospice was best, so we agreed. But we all felt a bit unsettled. Were we giving up on her when we should be fighting? My sister talked to moms oncologist again and had him compare her first PET scan when she was diagnosed to the new one. He said from what he saw that yes there still was some cancer there, but that this should not be making her so weak and declining so fast. He feels that the treatments combined with the Subdural Hematoma from her fall are causing this. My sister asked if this is something he feels she could recover from and he said no he did not think she could. We didn't tell our dad that we called the doctor because we didnt' want to upset him by thinking we felt we made the wronge decision. I just wonder if we should get a second opinion? Or since she still does have cancer and is to weak for anymore treatments should we just let it go? I mean I know we had her in therapy and at first she seemed to be doing better and then she just got worse till she couldn't walk anymore. Her eating never really improved and it has always been a challenge to get her drink enough. Her mind has never been the same since the hematoma and has gotten worse since the PCI, which we tried to talk her out of since she had just had brain surgery but she still wanted. I don't know, I'm sorry I'm rambling I just want to be doing the right thing. If only she would talk, she just never really talks anymore I just wish she would talk. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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