Some of you already know this from email.
I spent much of yesterday afternoon at the hospital signing forms and permissions.
The oncologist has seen her, Hospice is involved. There is no good news.
It may be days, it may be weeks, but the outcome is almost certain. They could operate but it would provide very short term relief, even if successful, and in her weakened condition there is no guarantee she'd make it through surgery. She refused it which she has a right to do.
She also refused all further treatment except for palliative care/pain management. I agree and signed a DNR which may be one of the hardest decisions I've ever made.
If Hospice accepts her, she'll go from the hospital to Hospice inpatient care when/if she's stable enough to be transferred.
This is short but I wanted to answer all of you wonderful friends who have sent your love and support. It means so much.
My friend Alice (most of you will recognize her - she's in Kidderminster, England) may be posting for me if I'm not up to it. Right now, we're day to day. She and I talk on IM and the phone and it makes sense.
Meantime, we're going through the day-to-day stuff as best we can. I've talked to the girls and their school counselor and teachers.
Much love to you all. I appreciate hearing from you so much even if I can't get replies out to all.