Dear inspire Friends,
About a week ago I wrote about how my mom's cancer was stable and I was so happy. How things change so fast. On Tues night I went to her house after work like I do every night. She was lying in bed coughing and couldn't catch her breath. She said she had been that way for 2 hours and coughed up brown flem. I called her primary Dr. as he is also a family friend and he sent us to the ER. They gave her a couple of breathing treatments and steroids and she was stable. After an x-ray they decides she had pnemonia and were keeping her for a few days. The next morning (yesterday) I called the hospital and was told she was moved to ICU. She had another coughing fit in the middle of the night and her heart rate and blood pressure went crazy. I went to see her after work and she was doing a lot better. Her O2 was at 95 and was her normal self. Now this morning I called the hospital again and they said she was coughing again and it wouldn't stop and had to put her on the o2 mask. She was suffering all day and I finally saw her tonight after work. Very scary... They did a CT and said the cancer progressed and a tumor was wrapped around her bronchial tube. This is why she can't breath. They also said her white counts were back to normal so the pnemonia is clearing up and not the issue. So now the pulmonologist wants to put a stent into her bronchial tube and drain some of the fluid to see if it helps. I want her to get better but don't want her to suffer. She's talking like it's the end and it's so hard to hear. My emotions are just so crazy with all these ups and downs. Any advice or similar experiences would be appreciated as always.