My mum was recently diagnosed with Bowel cancer. She has been ill for months and the doctors thought it was her gall bladder. It has taken a long time to get the correct diagnosis and in the interim she has been unable to eat so has become weaker and weaker. Her decline over the last month has been rapid and last week she was admitted to hospital. Her hemoglobin and heart rate were dangerously low but after 6 blood transfusions she has stabilised. The doctors have told us that the cancer has spread to her bones and she also has a tumour in her breast. She is too weak for any aggressive form of treatment. It is just a matter of keeping her comfortable and managing her symptoms. We've been told we only have a matter of days or weeks left with her.
My dad doesn't keep very well either and my brother sadly passed away 23 years ago so I am essentially the only child. I also have a 10 year old daughter who is very close to her gran. I feel like I need to be strong for everyone but the pressure is building everyday. What do I do?