My mam was diagnosed with Bowel cancer in November which had spread (only a little) to her liver and lung. She was told it was incurable and couldn't have an op.
She started chemo in January and the scan she had 10 weeks later showed it had spread on the liver but not the lung.
At Easter she had excruitiating pain and was taken to A&E & they scanned her & said her bowel had perforated, we were told not to expect her to survive this as she would end up with bloody posioning. They treated with intravenous antibiotics and after a few days, she perked up and turned a corner and went home, In the meantime she saw the oncologist who said because of how much the cancer has spread, he was suprised she was here and said it would be weeks instead of months.
2 weeks later she was back in hospital as this time she had pain & was vomitting (bowel contents ) Her bowel was completely blocked hence the vommiting. Again, she looked gravely ill and after 24 hours was put on End of Life care.
We are now 10days later, she has perked up again. She is on a constant feed of morphine and has a tube to empty her bowel. She can drink but no food so is having water, soup, ice cream etc. She is in hospital and still on EOL care. She sleeps quite a bit but is very much with us when she is awake
Anyone experienced anything like this - I know its difficult to determine a time, but will she slowly just deteriorate of could things change quite rapidly? She is clearly a fighter and not ready to go anywhere yet, however its awful her knowing and us that the end is near.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.