... ar. Palliative care now consists of 10 fractures of radiation, followed by chemo 2 weeks after. We are now struggling to come to terms with what is unfolding. My mother is only 47 years old and our family consists only of me, my sister, grandmother, mother, wife and kids. ... (1 replies)
... Oh my word, Chris...My heart aches for your family. Your mom is way too young to die, but cancer shows no mercy. I have no advice, except try to help her to have a quality of life with as little pain as possible. I'm not sure...that's her decision...but I can't say I'd go through the pain and sickness of radiation and chemo. Treasure the time you have left, making sweet... (1 replies)
... I'm sorry that your sister has her own problems and can't handle the care of her dying mother. There is no reason for you to put on a 'face' just for mom. Did you think your mom doesn't know your sister has problems. ... (15 replies)
... Maybe she was looking at an angel or other family members or friends that have past away.......taking her home. What a comforting thought. (8 replies)
... Well my aunt was at my grandmas side when she took her last breath, she opened her eyes looked at the picture of the virgin mother mary on the wall and then looked to my aunt and winked at her...and that was it... ... (8 replies)
... My mom did the same thing. I wasn't there unfortunately. She lived in Iowa and I live in southern Alabama, and I had just left, when she died only 4 days after I had gone. I think that everytime I made a trip to Iowa when they said it was "time", she hung on longer since I was there. I would get there, and expect the end to come, but then she would "perk up" and be better.... (8 replies)
... My mother was dying in the hospital when we called the priest for last rites. He was on her right side with everyone around. ... (8 replies)
... My mother was all alone in a newly built huge house when my dad passed away unexpectedly. He had a perfect health. He was young. ... (9 replies)
... Dear Kath,
I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing and more of the difficulty she went through with her treatment. It is unfathomable that there was no one who could help you through this difficult journey. My Mom passed away June 16 after 6 years in a care center where we discovered what true compassionate care was all about. Her passing hurt none the less but, like... (10 replies)
... You will have a chance to see and be with your mother again in heaven. Can I also suggest that you see your son in person to say goodbye and tell him how you feel? ... (30 replies)
... i am so terribly sorry to hear about your dad, it is an awful situation to be in.
My dad was diagnosed on Febuary 9th 2010, with pancreatic cancer, secondary liver which has also spread to the lymph nodes.
It is late May, and he will make it to June, his Birthday is on the 27th July and that is his next mile stone, a week ago my dad got to give me away at my wedding,... (1 replies)
... She truly enjoyed that pampering and there was such beauty in being able to do that for her and share that moment together as mother and daughter. ... (10 replies)
... Talk to your mother's doctor, they may can talk to her with you. Prayers for you and your family. (2 replies)
... What sad news for a mom to hear about her child!! My approach would be to tell your mother that your sister is very ill, and then let her ask further questions about how serious it is. ... (2 replies)
... how to tell my mother my sister her daughter is dying of cancer, mother is 85 yrs. ... (2 replies)
... Thank you Saw, Ding, Claste and Pittsburgh, all of your kind words has helped my mother and I alot....... ... (13 replies)
... This is a well-written post that mirrored many of the same thoughts I had.
As an only child with no family I'm close with (save an out of town aunt and uncle), I have suffered many major losses within the past 4 years but there is one - and only ONE - thing that keeps me in the fight every single day - my 6 year-old.
No matter what may happen to me, I will fight to... (10 replies)
... law is also dying with brain cancer where the primary cancer was in his lungs. About a year ago, he had his left lung removed, part of his aorta, and small part of his esophagus. ... (13 replies)
... needs you. I am an adult with two teenagers of my own and i lost my mother three years ago there is not a moment that goes by where i don't need her can you imagine your daughter? ... (10 replies)
... I'm so glad you can bring her home. My mother passed last March and yesterday I had my first birthday without her. It was hard. We had our mother home and we had three days to be with her and tell her how much we loved her. We let all the grandchildren come and talk to her or just be with her. ... (13 replies)