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My Angel

My Angel

My Angel
My Angel

Kaitlyn Lackey, September 30, 2012

My mother is such an inspiration to me. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2008, she took the necessary steps and got the lymph nodes removed right away and started a very intense chemo treatment after about 4 months of treatment her doctor told her that the treatment was not working and she had 6 months to live my mother was devastated but she was not going to give up. This is when she heard about the Burzynski Clinic and she knew she needed to get there so we raised the money to get there and she went to Houston Texas for two weeks and had tests done and got all her medications then came back home. She continued the medications for about 3 months but then the money ran out and she had to stop the medications. Those medications kept her clean for 2 years then she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in January of 2012. The cancer had spread to her spine and she had a small tumor on her skull. She right away started radiation and chemotherapy. The chemo did seem to be helping because within 2 months the tumor in her skull moved to her brain. My mother still did not give up hope and continued her chemo treatment and she always had a smile on her face even when she was in pain and was having a horrible day. The cancer continued to spread very fast and started to destroy her liver and she could barely talk towards the end because of the brain tumor and then out of nowhere she developed a blood infection and we had to take her to the hospital then ran tests after tests and pumped her with fluids and antibiotics nonstop and after that wasn't helping much then moved her into the ICU by that time she was not very responsive and we could not communicate with her very well and she would just mumble. It was a very difficult time and after two days in the ICU the doctor asked to talk to all of the family in a room and it was very difficult because we knew it wasn't good news. He began to tell us that they have tried everything and there's not much left today because her liver is failing. He also said that it seemed that she was suffering and we all could see that so he gave us a choice that me my father and my older brother had to agree on and that was to either keep pumping fluids and antibiotics into her or they could turn of the machines and put her on a morphine drip. We thought about it that night and it was a very difficult decision to make so the next morning me and my father were in the room with my mom just sitting there and she would moan every now and then and we could tell she was hurting, then she starts to mumble our names and we tell her were there and she says it hurts , it hurts and it was very hard to hear that for me and my dad then she says I have to go I have to go and she keep mumbling that and it made me cry cause I knew it was almost over and it was her time. So I looked at my dad and told him I don't want to see my mom like this and suffering and he said I know kate and he started to cry, about 5 minutes later we called the doctor in and told him we wanted to start the morphine drip after they started it we call the rest of the family and told them they needed to get down here very soon and about 3 hours later they pronounced my mother dead and I was there holding her hand til her very last breathe. My mother passed away on May 31st, 2012 she fought an amazing 5 years and I am so happy I was there with her every step of the way. I miss her everyday but I know she is watching down on me and is my angel above but she also is MY HERO. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MOM!

 

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