Listening to every heart
The reality has hit you, Miah, and it's real, and it hurts. I know this feeling very well. Guess what? It never matters WHAT age a person is - when there is news like this, it pulls us up tight and we wonder where the air went.
And, of course, around every corner hangs a miracle. I have friends in Houston who say if you want the best for those stricken with cancer, seek out M. D. Anderson as a possible venue for medical advice. http://www.mdanderson.org/ My husband and I considered M. D. Anderson when he was told he had a brain tumor. Once we found out it was benign, then local physicians at KU Med Center were able to step in and remove it. So far, so good...going on two years, and no recurrence. Of course, he will have a yearly MRI, and hang the cost, if they come back "clean".
My prayers are with you and your mother, Miah. If you have any questions, or if I can help in any way, just e-mail me.