My mum is 61 years old and this has come on very very quickly. She has been in and out of hospital for the last two months, originally with pneumonia which we now realise was fluid in her lungs from the cancer and a blood clot. Before this she was healthy. Four weeks ago she was diagnosed with Primary Peritoneal Cancer (a form of ovarian cancer in the lining of the stomach). They said it was inoperable but when she was feeling stronger they would chemo and there was a high chance of putting it back. Three weeks ago she got a clot on her lung which they have now said should have killed her but she survived and is breathing normally again. She started to get stronger then started to be sick and the response was to stop her eating solids and put her bowel to sleep to relax. Now it seems her bowel is obstructed but we cannot get a straight answer from the doctors as to where (is it one blockage or several/is it the actual bowel or the intestine leading to it/will the bowel restart?!). Last week they said they would restart her bowel, give her chemo on Monday and then send her home later this week. On friday we were all called into her room and told she had less than a month to live?! She has got weaker and weaker because of no food and the hospital say she can eat but dont give her anything with nutrition, only a saline drip. We refuse to give up so quickly and are looking for anybody with any experience of this who can suggest anything or knows a specialist that can help?!
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