My mother has cancer. She had colon cancer that spread to her liver, adbominal lining with a tumour now in her abdo cavity behind her belly button and also some specks have been found in her lungs. She has been admitted into the hospital with a low potassium, magnesium and sodium level and a high fever. She is now also jaundice. She is a cancer survivor for 6 yrs now but has been losing her appetite lately, feeling tired and getting a bad stitch in her right side. She says she feels better since she has her blood work back into the norm but now her liver functions are high and she is jaundice. She just completed 2 wks of radiation on her tummy tumour (pain control) and has been told the chemo and avasten are growing inaffective. There are other alternatives for treatment but for now the chemo is still doing its job.
Should I be getting worried? Is her disease going to spread quickly now? How long does she have? I love her so much I just want to know how much time we have with her and if this is as serious as it sounds. I think she is scared to ask the question.
Please, your thoughts would be appreciated.