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Old 08-18-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy adenocarcinoma of the lung

Hi everyone,

My sister's mother-in-law was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung and went through extensive radiation and chemo. Was doing well, but now it has spread into the brain.

The entire family of girls has huddled around her, keeping everything hush, hush. The son (my sister's husband keeps being told, "this is the way mom wanted it) but she is now delusional. Dr's hope they can adjust her meds so she can be coherent for some time.


My sister can't break through their traditions of how they handle family dynamics. My sister was only married a year ago...he's 41.

What she wants to know....is what comes next?
At the moment the mom is in the hospital.
How fast (I know this is an annoying question that no one can really answer...but even still...) is death coming?
What will it be like?
What can be expected as to how much the mom will be aware of her surroundings?

Is there a site my sister can go to for more information?
This family is not ready for this death. The mom was a powerhouse of energy and "RAN" the whole family.

Help!
Thanks,
Jannyj