Nutbar Posted September 26, 2006 Share Posted September 26, 2006 My mom was diagnosed with SCLC that was metastasized to her brain one year ago. She took radiation and chemo and was doing fairly well. About 4 months ago the CAT scan showed that the brain tumors were increasing. She took radiation again. While she was taking radiation her bowel ruptured (nothing to do with the cancer) and was hospitalized. They told us she wouldn't make it through the night. Well she did and about 8 weeks later they operated on her bowel. Yes, 8 weeks. She was getting better and they kept postponing the operation because they didn't want to put her through it unnecessarily especially since they didn't really think she had a lot of time left because of the cancer. A week after the surgery she had a seizure from her brain tumors. She quickly got worse over the next few days and they decided to move her down to the palliative care unit. She could no longer talk and she stopped eating completly. After a week like this she started talking and eating again. She is totally bedridden because she does not have the stregth or muscle tone to even stand up (she only weighs 98 lbs). She only gets up with the help of a lift machine. We are now going on week 16. She is talking and eating but she doesn't always make sense. She does things that are totally out of character for her and sometimes she sees things that aren't there. How long can I expect this to go on? I have no idea what to expect in the future. Does anyone have any info they can share with me. I know that no one can tell me how much longer my mother will be here but can anyone help me to know what I should expect? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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