Hello, my mom was initially diagnosed with a mass/ pneumonia and a week later after a bronchial scope the pulmonologist said stage three but curable with chemo/radiation well my mom started right away and two weeks later was dx with pleural effusion, it was also malignant. She has a plueral drain, draining average of 450ml every other day, cranberry colored fluid. This made her stage 4, now not curable. Treatment changed to carbol/amlita every 21 days. My mom did one round a few day's before thanksgiving and has been weak and sick since.
Last week she was so week, not eating enough so I took her to the hospital and dx pneumonia, again. Four days iv antibiotics, three blood transfusion,and magnesium and potassium iv. Released lastnight. She is scheduled to have second round of chemo tomorrow.
Can she do chemotherapy while still weak and sick?
Is palliative chemo worth the ache and misery(mom hasnt been out of the house or even bed more than for an appointment)
I just dont know what to do, she seems like she has given up when the fight just started, my mom was a vibrant 58 yr old woman working a full time career and now just two months later, she is a different person. Any advice??