My mum has entered a new phase and we have spoke to a few doctors who just keep telling us these symptoms are normal at this stage of disease. Lung cancer stage 4 - last october told spread to lymph nodes. No treatment available.
My mum wont ask how long they predict she has left but im slowly seeing her deteriorate fast of the last few weeks and it scares me as i dont know if this is the end or not. They are willing to do another scan to see what the problem is regarding eating - doctors not said but family are suggesting it may have spread to the stomach - does lung cancer spread to stomach.
These are symptoms that have happened over last few months but decline is seen in last 2 weeks mainly.
She cant go out and is house bound now, can do little jobs but very breathless, struggles getting down stairs and has to stop half way down.
Constant breathless unless resting in chair
Medicine and food coming out nose.
Nose bleeding on and off
Chest pains in ribs and sickness - vomited blood (mouthful) on one occasion last week.
Dehydrated - was given iv drip
Not drinking much, sipping water / tea
Not eating much - will eat what can but it wont go down - small mouthfuls of a dinner once or twice a day.
Breathlessness last week to point couldnt talk - said feels like shes drowing when we got her to hospital.
Weight has come off, fingers look like starting to swell,
No acistes just very skinny - she has lost so much weight over past 6 months.
Stomach pains - constantly holding stomach but prescribed morphine but refuses to take it as she believes thats only for end of life
As her primary carer we have not got any help from macmillan and she refuses anyone to help, im starting to feel i need help as shes just getting worse. How long does this process last for and how bad does it get. I dont want her to suffer but i dont know what to do as i cant be there 24/7.