My Aunty is very sick
So over the weekend I recieved bad news about my great aunt.... they found that she has a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball.
She is 86 years old and was living on her own still. My mom would visit her a couple times a week, take her shopping, etc... well over the last few months she has been acting a little off but refused to go to a doctor. Last Wed my mom went to pick her up for their normal trip and she wasnt ready to go and didnt even know why she was there... well they went out and Aunty was having trouble moving around and had some other confusions. My mom convinced her to go see a doc and on Thursday they went in. They performed a MRI and an X-ray showed a fractured hip. She must have fallen and doesnt remember, the tumor is pushing into the area that controls mobility.
She was in the hospital over the weekend and they are going to place her in a nursing home early this week. The doctor said that at her age and condition a surgery will more then likely kill her and if it doesnt, she would be lots of pain. Right now she has little pain in the hip and doesnt have any headaches or anything. They asked her what she wanted to do but she just kept changing the subject... The doctors gave her 3 weeks to 6 months to live....
It is just really sad and hard at the same time. Growing up we were really close to her (she never had kids and her husband passed away many years ago). She is 86 and has lived a nice life... I just hope she passes away in no pain...
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