Well tonight we got the pathology report about Mom's brain tumor. It is a very aggressive form of cancer that there really is no cure for. The doctors are not really recommending surgery because of her frailty and how hard it would be for her to recover from the procedure -- only to have the tumor come back almost as quickly as it was removed.
We are supposed to talk with an oncologist Thursday or Friday to find out possible other treatments, but these will have to be weighed against "quality of life" issues...so there are still a lot of decisions to be made.
We have talked with Mom and she knows what the pathology report says...and she is very calm and at peace. We are continuing the steroid treatment that helps keep swelling down in her brain and allows her to retain motor skills -- so today she was up out of bed and walking a bit which made her feel really good. Her appetite is also really good...pretty much eating anything that is put in front of her. I sneaked her a chocolate candy bar in tonight (a big no no for diabetics -- but who doesn't need a little chocolate to comfort them?) When I left her she was engrossed in a Texas Rangers baseball game...very much aware of what all the plays were that were being made and thoroughly enjoying herself...so that is very comforting.
My sister and I would appreciate your prayers. The decisions we need to make in the next few days will be hard I am sure -- but I feel like we are totally on the same page so it will be good to be making them together.
I love you all...and appreciate your support.
Hopefully will have another update soon. Hope all is well with you guys.