Last week, mother’s health deteriorated as a result of first week’s radiotherapy and other cancer treatments. She developed swelling on her neck. She started vomiting and spitting out very thick saliva accompanied by diarrhoea, fever, cough and fatigue.
The doctor suspended the radiation therapy and put her on medication for her infections and other complications. To restore her health became a matter of concern. Initially, mother was responding well and we were quite happy at that. But last week’s development distressed us and we were at loss of our wits; just praying to the Almighty for His help. My dad and brother are getting restive and have started losing hopes. During this time, my husband stands by me. He has immense faith on the God. He is giving me the strength through phone. Whenever I am losing my patience, I am calling him. His words are having magical touch as I derive strength from his talks.
From yesterday, we could see improvements in her. In the morning the oncologist said that her condition is much improved and my mother could resume her radiation therapy from Monday. Thank God! I am feeling a bit relaxed that her main treatment will resume.
I am praying constantly that she can continue with her treatment, as scheduled and gets better to walk back home. May the God bless us all!