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Old 03-09-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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End stage liver cancer

My mom was diagnosed with adeno carcinoma with unknown primary in the liver in June of 2004. She has beaten the odds by over 100%, but has now decided to stop chemo. The chemo has halted the growth of the tumors, which are now in 90% of her liver. She has continuously lost weight, with the last loss being 10 pds in the last month. She is constantly nauseated, and has no appetite. I guess the question I am asking is, is she on the last leg of this fight? I don't know all the symptoms of end stage liver cancer, although the dr. said at her appt. that the end time she would lose her appetite, get yellow eyes, and skin. I guess I am thinking she is already in the end stage, she could only eat a piece of toast today, and she said she gets nauseated if she drinks too much at a time. I have thought everyday for the last four years of her cancer, and I knew we were living on borrowed and time, and I am thankful to the Lord for the extra time, but it doesn't make losing her any easier. She has not wanted to talk of dying or putting her things in order until now. So it makes me think she knows she doesn't have long. She pretty much sleeps most of the day, and she lives with my 86 yr old gram, and is now talking about someone being at the house, so my gram isn't alone with her when she goes. Does anyone have any answers, I think it is time to call hospice, and my mom thinks so too, but my gram is weird about strangers being in her house. What do I do?

I might have the name sunnysmile, but I don't feel very sunny or feel like smiling.

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