I took my mom to her Primary Care Physician (Oncologist is on vacation) because she is not doing well. The doctor stated that the Cancer is too far advanced (you can actually palpate the mass in her tummy, and at times "see" the bulge!)...that there is nothing to do at this stage. His advice is to keep my mom "comfortable", and to let her eat whatever she wants. He also said that he didn't think she would make it past a month.
My mom does NOT know all the details...she knows that she has cancer, and that it is far advanced. She also knows that the discomfort she is feeling is due to the "liver". That's it!!
My mother wants to continue "fighting" this cancer! She asked me if the doctor had prescribed "anything" for her liver...he didn't.
As I told my sister and brother...Dr. S. (primary care physician) is NOT the Oncologist, this is NOT his "specialty", we didn't even go over her test results!
(My brother asked me if I had called our "family" to let them know what is happening with our mother. And no I haven't any of the relatives because I don't have all the facts...I want to talk to the Oncologist first, and then inform them of the "new" findings.)
On Monday, I will take my mom to the Oncologist, go over the results and talk to him at length. If he also says that there is nothing else we can do, I will then request a "happy" placebo pill for my mom. Her "hope" in a bottle...
Ultimately, no matter what the doctor's prognosis is, God has the last word. My mom has already beaten the "odds" by living beyond the "expected" 4 months (with chemo) that she was given last year in May!
I would like to close this post with my mom's word of choice... "Hallelujah"!
*Thank you for your kind words, love, prayers, and support. God's love is present and felt!