Leslie1961 Posted February 18, 2004 Share Posted February 18, 2004 After this morning, I am beginning to wonder if my mom has had her stage4 non small cell lung cancer metastesize to her brain. She was really confused last night and again this morning. Today was especially bad. We were to go see our lawyer at 1:30 this afternoon and she got herself all dressed and ready before 10. Ok thats not too weird, but she got her portable oxygen tank out and started messing with it. (She is on 4- 4 1/2 liters at all times). When the oxygen cyllander is almost empty, we open it up and blow the oxygen out to completely empty it. She did that and then started messing with her hoses. She was on her home oxygen and then started trying to put on her portable, which she didn't need to do yet. I tried to correct her with humor, but she didn't get it. Then I used straight forward talk to try to get her to understand and she still didn't get it. She somehow got the portable hose on and then was upset because she thought the home oxygen wasn't working because she wasn't getting any air. I finally went over to her and had her take the hose off, took the portable and put it out of her reach and had her put the home oxygen hose on. She said she just put a fresh tank in the portable, (which she hadn't done), and couldn't understand why it wasn't working. I went to take the tank out, and she had left it unscrewed. I pointed it out and then she started to try to joke about it. When I point out to her that she is doing things like that, she gets all defensive, and argues that she is not confused. I realize that the days are blurring into each other, but should she be this confused? She is always asking odd questions like asking where my daughter is during school hours etc. What should I be looking for as far as mental status? Is it always a foregone conclusion that it will metz to the brain? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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