It's just been the most awful few weeks (ok, few months) that I can remember for a very long time. MIL came to live with DH and our family earlier this year so we could get her Inflammatory Breast Cancer treated by a more specialized team than was available where she was living. She had a good few months over the summer where she was doing so much better but she went downhill fast in September and has been hospitalized/Nursing home rehabbing since October 23rd. Her cancer spread to her brain and tests done last week found there was nothing else that can be done. She is only 61. She was removed from all IV's and medications last week and has not eaten since then as well. Her only request for "food" has been an occasional sip from a Sweet Tea from McDonalds. I said goodbye to her last night and it was heartbreaking. DH has been such a wonderful son to her these past few days but he is walking around like a zombie. She went to the in-patient Hospice this morning and she is not expected to make it through the week. These holidays are going to be awful, we put up our tree on Saturday night but I am soooooo not into it this year. Thank goodness my boys 8 and 4 are so sweet and give DH and I a much needed distraction. I lost my mom 6 years ago to Cancer and going through this again is just so tough. Please keep MIL in your good thoughts.