We had a followup meeting with her oncologist, and her recommendation was to abandon chemo all together and consider hospice.
My mom's marked decline in health since April was a sign that the chemo was doing more harm than good. When I brought her down from Amarillo, she walked through the door, and for the past month she has been confined to the bed. Walking even a few steps is a struggle for her.
We had a preliminary meeting with hospice on Monday to learn more about the program and yesterday we signed the paperwork.
By entering into hospice, your focus shifts from fighting the cancer and prolonging life to just managing symptoms of the disease and maximizing quality of life in the remaining time.
The oncologist said that she 'didn't have weeks to live, or years, but likely several months'
It was tough to hear, but mom had been preparing herself for it.
She will remain with us for as long as possible, and hospice with be coming by several times a week to assist with anything we need.
That's all for now.