I've really been trying hard to keep a positive outlook on things & hoping for the best but with each passing day I realize my mom is going down hill more and more.
I did write letters to State officials, a couple senators to be exact regarding her condition and the insanely ridiculous amount of time it takes for someone to get life saving treatment, the fact it seems they prolong it even longer for the uninsured etc.
My mom is down to 89.2 lbs she cannot eat anything literally and the doctors don't seem to get that. They ask "can you drink ensure?" like what part of nothing goes down do you people not comprehend!
She hasn't had a ct scan yet, she thought it was supposed to be tomorrow but no that was just a visit with her oncologist which btw they rescheduled to Monday. The dr's office said the ct scan was scheduled for August 10th...She isn't going to make it till then! She can't take care of herself any longer, she can't undress/dress, she can't bathe without assistance, she can't operate a can opener to even try to see if maybe she can get a spoonful of soup down. She looks like one of those starving people from some 3rd world country...and yet doctors keep dragging their heels like she has all the time in the world!
Well I finally get a call from someone with the State today telling me there may be a program my mom qualifies for to get assistance..I unloaded on him telling him this is been going on for 2 months and at this rate she will be dead before the ink dries on the application. I was rude to an extent but what do they think people are supposed to do? This isn't something from smoking or drinking or drugs this is a 90% curable cancer HAD they got on the ball and done something.
I'm sorry for the long post & such depressing news, it's just hard to take all of this in & not be able to do anything about it