Hi all, we got the news today that unfortunately Mam's chemo (she is stage 4) isn't working and the consultant has made the difficult decision not to continue treatment (weekly taxol). She previously had carbo/taxol which stabilised her for 5.5 months. She had a reaction to Avastin so couldn't take that. The doc then tried Gemzar and now Taxol. She previously indicated that she would try Caelyx if the taxol didn't work but Mam always seems to have an allergic reaction to her chemo so the consultant thinks it would make her worse. She was admitted to hospital today with breathlessness, severe ascites pain and kidney infection. We hope they'll insert a drain over the weekend to ease the pressure and pain.
So what now? Do we just manage the pain and wait for the inevitable? Should we insist the doc try something else? Really don't know what to do.