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my grandma died last wednesday

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  • Posted By: jtballer
  • November 7, 2006
  • 06:56 AM

my grandma died last wednesday. she had leukemia. she was fine two weeks ago. she was alert and like her normal self, and the doctor said she needed chemotherapy. she had been in the hospital for over a month and had finally began the chemo about two weeks ago.

she was to take it for a week. the whole week went by and she was fine, with no problems until the last day which was two more doses. she started to change then. she lost her coordination, and started to just mumble.

then a few days later she began to get what they called mucositis and her mouth began to get bad. the next day she died.

i've been reading about mucositis and it says that it is not pleasant and needs to be taken care of, and will clear up after about two weeks.

what the ***l happend?

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  • :confused: Sorry to hear of your great loss, leukaemia is a common disease of the aged and smptoms can vary. The one thing about this form of cancer is that it is usually 'kind' to it's victims and they dont have to suffer endlessly. My father lasted four days after admittance to hospital and you probably feel, as I did, there was not enough time to say goodbye. Allow yourself to grieve for your grandma, keep her alive in your heart and dont be sad for too long. She wouldn't want that.
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    • November 8, 2006
    • 01:00 AM
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