Hi Christie, yes it's hard to watch Mom go through this, even when they go through it and recover. My Mom was diagnosed with stage IV, inoperable lung cancer. We lost her 8 months later, taking care of her was the hardest thing I've ever done, including having cancer myself.
Just a tip for you, if you will post these in the questions tab, everyone sees it there. An update on your home page is for those that are following you, they follow you by clicking your "follow" link at the top right of your home page. Kind of like your friends list.
Put all questions in the questions tab.
Thanks for being with us and posting, I hope Mom gets through this OK.