After a 16 day period since diagnosis of lung cancer that had spread and no treatment options we are sitting tonight whilst my step mother slowly dies 3 years since we were in same place as my dad Just wanted to put it out there to distract me xx
Is she at the point of having a syringe driver with medication in it? It will help her slip peacefully away, if you and her family want to do that. It's a very difficult thing to decide. I can only speak from my experience of this. My DF was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, for lots of reasons I won't go into here (as they're probably not relevant), he ended up in a place where he could not survive. His last 36 hours or so were him being kept calmly and peacefully dozing while the syringe driver did it's work. I'm so sorry you're in this situation.
I was sat with my stepmum in sep of last year in icu. she had an infection (suspected from a lumber punch and picked up at the hospital) that she couldnt fight off. She was moved into icu after 5 days of being admitted into hospital with severe back pain. We lost her 3 days later, a week after being admitted.
What a terrible shock and devastating news for you all. Sending you love and peace at this very difficult time xxxx
Such shock for you, reebs. I imagine you feel bowled over by the speed of events. I hope your stepmother is feeling more peaceful now, for her sake first, and yours next as we only find our own peace by being assured we've done all we can.