My mother, whom I'm not particularly close to (both her and my father were addicted to drugs and left me about 15 years ago, my grandparents raised me) is at a hospital in DC. She has lung cancer, which I knew about but what I didn't know was that the lung cancer is a metastasis from colon cancer, and that tumor is huge. Yesterday she was taken to the hospital and they thought she may have had an abscess in her brain or that the cancer had spread. So mad at myself for clinging to hope that it was an abscess, MRI came back that it is a metastasis. She's in and out of being lucid. She didn't know who I was yesterday. Her mouth is nothing but sores and her lips are literally going to fall off. She hasn't eat or drank in days. Her INR was through the roof, she wont' clot, had to do platelet and blood transfusions.
No one knows what to do, and here I am having to make MORE medical decisions and it Fing sucks. My dad's a mess but obviously he can't take care of her if she got to that state, and now i'm trying to figure out if she has DC medicaid or medicare or hospice and my head is SPINNING.