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13 March 2009 @ 08:41 pm
The beginning of the end  
Yesterday morning my father in law showed up at my house in the morning alone.  It seems that my mother in-law just couldn't get out of bed and get going, so he watched the baby all by himself.  This has been an ongoing trend with my MIL for the past week, so there was concern, but nothing too crazy since she had a doctor's appt. that night.  Well, the doctor basically took one look at her and had my father in-law bring her to the hospital which is where she currently is.  She is so disoriented that when asked what month it was, she replied "June."  What day is it--saturday. 

At the hospital, they put her through a battery of tests--tests that should've been done last month when they were all maybe its her thyroid--and the verdict is in.  The cancer is back and its spread to her brain.  At this point we don't know what the prognosis is other than they are sending her for radiation on Monday.  My FIL must be in some kind of denial because he didn't ask all the important questions when he spoke to the doctor.  I doubt they're going to try and remove the tumor and the radiation might only be to give her a small extension. 

I've already spoken with my boss about working part-time and he was going to speak with the VP over my department.  Right now, that looks to be the only option besides me quiting altogether.  My FIL is open to watching the baby by himself, but not the full day.  Its too much for him.  So, that is where I stand right now.  I've never had to make this wish before, but I hope she goes quickly and doesn't suffer some horrible, drawn-out death.  I think I'm still in shock over everything.  It only took a few months for her to go downhill this bad.  To me, that's not a good sign. 
Current Mood: numbnumb
Jukebox: zuko-surprisejukebox_csi on March 14th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry to hear this. I was afraid it was something worse than thyroid when you were saying how dizzy she was getting and unable to keep her balance. I wish I had words to comfort you. I hope that your company goes for the part-time thing. But, there is also a joy in being home full-time with your little one. *hugs*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on March 14th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
We had suspected this as well. I'm so pissed at the doctor she went to last month who couldn't find anything wrong despite everything going on. Thank you your your hugs. I'm going to need them. As for my job, they have no other choice really. Its either let me rearrange my schedule or I'm quitting.