kamataca Posted May 10, 2007 Share Posted May 10, 2007 I feel like I've been a ghost lately--Mom's still in the hospital, and we've been hit with a lot lately. I think about you all constantly, and you are in my prayers. An MRI last week showed five new lesions, scattered throughout Mom's brain. She can't do Gamma and, for her own reasons, refuses to do WBR at this stage. We have been very clear that we support her in her decisions, whatever they are. If/ when Mom leaves the hospital, she will begin hospice care immediately. I have heard such wonderful things about hospice, and I know they will manage her pain for her. No crystal balls, but the drs are saying weeks, maybe less. I just want quality for her right now---we've had quantity. The drs originally gave her 12-18 months to live, and she has given us 26 months---most of those good months. She amazes me. We've emphasized to her that she is NOT giving up--she is simply chosing something else. I'm thankful that she is lucid enough to make these decisions. She has had very little control over what has happened in her body these last two years--she does have control over these choices. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't heartbroken and absolutely terrified. My mom has been amazingly strong for my brothers and me all our lives, and it is time for us to do the same for her. Please pray for us--I'll try to update as time goes by. Love to you all. Kelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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