Haven't seen you on here for awhile, how are things going? Has your Mom's oncologist talked to you about Hospice? They can help alot with information and experience with diseases like cancer.
I'm not sure what point you are at with your mom - many posters here have discussed Hope which is extremely valuable. However, some people wish more realistic information if things do not improve so that they can prepare themselves a bit. Everyone is different - I know me & my two sisters & brother were!
Our family had prayed for that miracle for my Dad of course, but as time went on our prayer changed into one for freedom from pain and that he be at peace.
Hospice took care of the first, and God took care of the second.
He died 2/6/01 and I became a regular at Healthboards in an attempt to give back a little of the support that I received when I first came here.
I miss him to this day but in some ways he's never really left... It really is true that you carry those you love in your heart - he's there along with all his ditties & jokes & all.
You don't know how you can ever get through, and you don't even know how ever got through it - - but you really do.
Please do let us know how you and your family are doing, ok???