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    Loss (Lost loved one): Mom passed July 18th. I miss her very much. But i would rather hurt than watch her suffer. RIP MOMMA I LOVE YOU

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    Thank you for the welcome DaveWaz and for answering my question Drummerboy. Mom is still at home but I think she is starting to hallucinate. The tumor in her brain has affected her speech her ability to walk and causes tremors that go throughout her body. The radiation that she took initially helped it to shrink some but because of the swelling we havent been able to see any remarkable change. She is starting to take stronger medication to help with the headaches.

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    armittie asked a questionLung Cancer

    What should I expect dealing with her stage four lung cancer that has mastesized into her midbrain now that she has refused more treatment?

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      My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, was given estimate of 6 months to live with or without treatment. she chose to not take treatment. She lived about 8 months. She was in pretty good spirits the whole time, had a few set backs along the way, she would start coughing up blood. We had a breathing machine, treatment type that is for people with breathing problems. One of the medicines was great for stopping the bleeding. She slowly went down hill, and in the end, in a 2 wk period she just started sleeping, hospice nurses had given us a medicine routine to give her. She was quite, didn't suffer and just drifted off. Much more peacefull than I was afraid it would be.
      Best of luck to you, the end is not as bad as what you might be expecting, we went through this with our Dad too, took care of both of them at home in hospice, lost both in a two year period.

      about 4 years ago
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    Hello.

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    Decision Point: After radiation and weeks of physical therapy she was tired and she told me no more PT and no more treatment. We called hospice the next day.