My 85 year old mum has cancer but her only symptoms are from being bed bound
Hello - I am so pleased to find this forum. My mum was diagnosed with lung cancer in September and advised against chemo as she was so poorly. We took her home to live with us and were set up with a palliative care package. She was on oxygen 24/7 when she left hospital. She has stabilised since being here and is in no pain. Her memory is now very poor and she is incontinent as she isn’t getting out of bed. She has stopped using the oxygen during the day. So her only deterioration is not related to the disease. I’m feeling lost as to what is ‘normal’ and want to support her and be her voice without giving her false hope. But I feel slightly abandoned by health services as, although they respond to me when I contact them, rarely offer anything beyond that. Surely she should be having OT support to try to keep her mobile? She is now deeply anxious and in low mood. Any suggestions please? I am seeing the GP this week as a have power of attorney.