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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Make ahead breakfast casserole Medifast recipes? Hoping for any response. My other question... I haven't shared this, because I wasn't really sure where this is going. My 83 y.o. mother, who is being treated for lung cancer, is in the middle of the discontinuation of Chemo and.

Radiation.

, and tests will be run in a few weeks to see where the cancer is at..

Unfortunately, she contracted a lung infection and we found her on the floor yesterday morning, where she had slipped off the bed and been overnight, dehydrated and exhausted. She had her phone, but said she didn't want to bother us! Her judgement seems to be impaired,especially as the day goes by. SHe is exhausted from the whole ordeal..

She spent yesterday in the Hospital getting all kinds of tests, IVs for hydration, and very low.

Potassium.

She seems so bad at times I wonder if she will pull out this time. She can, but she has to eat, drink and take her meds and that is a LOT!.

She gets mad with me when I try to help her take meds or keep up with liquids, etc. She is an ornery so-and-so on a good day, and she would be the first to tell you so..

When she gets angry and tells me to.

Leave.

Her alone or says something else, that I know she doesn't mean, it breaks my heart. She looked at me and said, "I'm gonna be OK, aren't I?" in the frailest little voice, with what little hair she has left on her head and I just don't know what to do..

She syts she still wants to fight, but I am beginning to wonder if it's true and if so, why? Just last week we were shopping at Target, and now, I just don't know..

It is starting to get to me and I feel like somehow I am losing ground...Good days are hard enough for me to tolerate, bad days are horrific!..

asked May 09 at 10:18

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Jillian
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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..

answered May 09 at 10:46

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Peyton
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I have been through this with both my parents and words can not fill the sad and empty spot inside our hearts. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Patti..

answered May 09 at 11:44

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Johnathan
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I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and I know how hard it is to watch your parent failing. I lost my dad to cancer about 6 years ago. It just leaves you with a feeling of helplessness..

My suggestion to you is to just be there to support her (as you are doing). She will need you..

I.

Hope.

Your mom pulls out of this. I will be praying for her!..

answered May 09 at 12:02

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Aden
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This quote from "For Today. Meditations for Overeaters," means a lot:.

"Turning on to [a Higher] Power means that we are no longer alone. We do not have to try to run our lives by ourselves. HP can and will relieve us of our obsession with Medifast food and our obsession with self. HP gives us strength and enthusiasm for the living of our daily lives. Through surrender, we become recipients of the Power of the Universe.".

Http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/....

I need all the help I can get!..

answered May 09 at 12:32

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Payton
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I went through the same thing you are going through with my grandmother last year. She to had lung cancer. I know it's one of the hardest things to go through. Cancer is a CRUEL disease for a person, no matter what age. I know at times you will feel helpless but stay strong for your mom! I will be praying for your mom and you!..

answered May 09 at 13:49

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Piper
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So sorry to hear about this. Please ask the doctors to hook your dear family up with hospice. They can support you all and help you all through your mother's transitions..

Love and prayers for your family...

answered May 09 at 14:37

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Sebastian
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My prayers goes out to you and your family...

answered May 09 at 14:55

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Malachi
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There really are no words to express at this time that will help. My prayers are with you and your family durning this time and I.

Hope.

That she does get better. Stay strong and keep us posted..

Kathi..

answered May 09 at 15:21

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Sofia
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My heart is with you. I have been in that same dark place too many times. Your mother has lived a good life. It will only be her time if the time is right! Try to stay strong, I am here, your DS family is here as well. Lean on us as much as you need too!.

Hugs!.

Altheia..

answered May 09 at 15:55

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Mother fell again on the way to the BR around 4:30am, hit her head and is coughing up blood. Oddly enough, she is alert and seems actually better from the infection..

Hope.

They keep her overnight, as her BP was one hundred something over 220!.

At least I am not thinking about the food. Since my wife will be at the ER again, I doubt we will try to mount a whole T'Day special..

I am going to try to do the Maple Baked Beans, and the leeks, both reported to have been served on the first recorded T'Day...I really.

Hope.

This goes OK...

answered May 09 at 17:06

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Byron
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I haven't shared this, because I wasn't really sure where this is going. My 83 y.o. mother, who is being treated for lung cancer, is in the middle of the discontinuation of Chemo and.

Radiation.

, and tests will be run in a few weeks to see where the cancer is at..

Unfortunately, she contracted a lung infection and we found her on the floor yesterday morning, where she had slipped off the bed and been overnight, dehydrated and exhausted. She had her phone, but said she didn't want to bother us! Her judgement seems to be impaired,especially as the day goes by. SHe is exhausted from the whole ordeal..

She spent yesterday in the Hospital getting all kinds of tests, IVs for hydration, and very low.

Potassium.

She seems so bad at times I wonder if she will pull out this time. She can, but she has to eat, drink and take her meds and that is a LOT!.

She gets mad with me when I try to help her take meds or keep up with liquids, etc. She is an ornery so-and-so on a good day, and she would be the first to tell you so..

When she gets angry and tells me to.

Leave.

Her alone or says something else, that I know she doesn't mean, it breaks my heart. She looked at me and said, "I'm gonna be OK, aren't I?" in the frailest little voice, with what little hair she has left on her head and I just don't know what to do..

She syts she still wants to fight, but I am beginning to wonder if it's true and if so, why? Just last week we were shopping at Target, and now, I just don't know..

It is starting to get to me and I feel like somehow I am losing ground...Good days are hard enough for me to tolerate, bad days are horrific!..

answered May 09 at 17:54

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My mom "Bootsie" is 89 and actually drove to San Fransisco last year. BUT macula degenerated eyes have taken that away and with it, her zest for life. RD my heart bleeds for the old girls but it's just they way life is. Your born alone and naked, and by the grace of god all of us have our given time..

My mom went from being the hit of my dinner parties to not even wanting to come to my house anymore. If I weren't so wrapped up with myself it'd just kill me!.

Lu..

answered May 09 at 18:33

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Kade
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Thank you for sharing with us. I will add your mom and your family to my ever growing.

Prayer.

List. I have a stubborn mom too, so I understand. Taking care of elderly parents can be tough, but I cherish this time with my mom, as I am sure you do as well...

answered May 09 at 18:39

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Ricky:.

The only thing I can say is I am here for you. I am truly sorry that anyone has to go through this and I wish you and your mom peace and strength at this time..

I am proud of you for not using Medifast food as a crutch as it is very easy to do in a time like this. I applaud your strength and courage to stand tall..

Best wishes to you and your family...

answered May 09 at 18:57

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Alexia
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The evening be Thanksgiving in 1993, my brother found my Dad (who had COPD) unresponsive and we admitted him to the hospital with a do not resuscitate note on his chart, per HIS wishes. It was a long three weeks, and then it passed. He, too, was an ornery patient, so often refused help and chastised those who cared. Don't know why that is. However, I am grateful that during the last year of his life, he and I had some very open conversations. He wanted to talk about where he had gone wrong in life, and I let him.

I'd tell him when he was open to it, where he'd gone right. Watching a parent in his/her process of departure is tough, and I'm very sorry that you are going through this now. I.

Hope.

You'll have an opportunity or two to talk in the coming weeks, months, years....Take care...

answered May 09 at 20:32

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Jocelyn
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Well, the chemo doc's office finally got their ass over to the hospital and of course she's going to be admitted, and prolly will go to rehab for a while afterward. All the signs look good for turning this around, she was just ground down...Now she has secondary factors to deal with on top of the cancer..

If they had listened on Mon, this wouldn't have happened.....

answered May 09 at 20:44

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Jimmy
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It is such a sad time you are going through... just pray for.

Patience.

And understanding, because it sounds like she is scared and doesn't know how to say good by and maybe you don't either...

answered May 09 at 21:22

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Allyson
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Thanks...yeah, I really am ready to say goodbye, as much as you can be, if the cancer requires it, but for her to die from a completely avoidable infection, not so much.....

answered May 09 at 22:48

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