Hi Everyone, I only joined TP last week and spoke of my mother in law who was rushed into hospital with suspected kidney failure. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers 3 years ago. She has now been in hospital for 11 days and this morning I went to visit her and to speak to her Consultant doctor. Nothing could have prepared me for what he said. She had apparently suffered a heavy bleeding episode yesterday which resulted in her having to have a blood transfusion. Her Consultant told me that a scan had showed a large mass in her bowel and liver, and subsequent blood tests indicated cancer. What a shock! It still hasn`t sunk in. The worst thing was having to tell my husband when he got in from work. We are going to another meeting on Friday morning at the Consultant`s office. I feel really sad and keep crying on and off, but I`m getting annoyed with myself because I think I should be stronger than this when my hubby needs me to lean on. I am so proud of him as he seems to be coping ok. He says it`s because he feels like he`s already lost his mum as he knew her. Thanks for listening, Karen.