My mother was dx in July 09, extensive stage. She had chemo in August thru October, the preventive radiation to her brain in November. She was already spending a lot of her time lying on her couch "napping" but since January she has slept more and more. We found out in the first week of Feb. that her cancer had returned. She opted to try more chemo even though she was already very weak. We did one treatment of topetecan (I believe) and the next week her stats were low so they did not do another. The week after that she became so lethargic and week that we took her back to the hospital. They found that her potassium was very low and possible pnuemonia and started treatment for that. She had an MRI while in the hospital and found that the cancer has spread to her entire lung and bone marrow. Her oncologist gave her Taxotere in the hospital as a last effort to help her. She seemed better in the hospital but since she has come home she sleeps all day and is hard to wake. She seems very confused a lot of the time. Sorry this is so long. I have never posted before, but I wanted to ask if anyone has any suggestions on anything else we can do to help her at this point and if the sleeping constantly is normal?