Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thankful we made it through the holidays, then Valentines Day, then kids birthdays in March, our Anniversary in April and now Mother's Day. Mom was here this past Thursday and Friday. The last time she was here, we could tell things were changing. She had a rough two weeks and really never recovered from the last treatment for her lung cancer stage IV. This time it didn't take anyone very long to see the changes. Mom not only has lost more weight, the ability to walk etc because of the neuropathy but also her stamina. I think all of the changes have come gradually however, when she couldn't sign her name or unbutton her pants, we helped her to realize that, it is neuropathy. She also was only hearing about 25% percent and then lost all of her hearing the past two weeks. My dad got her hearing aids, however she's having a difficult time adjusting to them and can't get them in herself. The doctors said we need to take a break from chemo, however, they didn't say we were done or didn't send us home. ? However, they did put mom through an MRI to check her brain which was ok. They also did an ultra sound of her lung, as there is alot of fluid, however it was decided not to drain, despite the ex-rays showed significant changes since January. A scan was also done to make sure there was no tumor on her spin and it was negative. This has been a very difficult time for me. I'm so thankful to have my mother here however, it is VERY hard watching her struggle with all the side effects of all the drugs they have pumped through her precious body. I'm still in awe' of my mothers attitude. I am convinced that attitude is 99% of how we react to things that we go through in our daily lives. I certainly want to be like MY momma when I grow up! What more could I ever be thankful for on this mother's day?