HELP NEEDED

United States
October 3, 2006 9:41pm CST
Mother has terminal lung cancer. I am her sole caregiver. Im on personal leave from walmart to take care of her. Anyone know of any organizations besides, American cancer society, welfare that can help, as my mother gets 50.00 a month in food stamps, and we are from West Virginia, and I have exhausted all avenues. Going to loose the only thing I owe on which is my car. Please, any suggestions. Would be appreciated.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Maybe you should, talk to a Social Worker about your Mother. Do they have visiting nurses in your area?
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• United States
5 Nov 06
In the state of West Virginia you must be on medicaid to have visiting nurses. I am her caregiver. We are just having financial problems, and we are wiped out, and I cannot afford her diapers or her 18 pills she is on a day. I have gone to our two churches in our area, and they have built a wheel chair ramp for us, and i get food from the food bank once a month to help us.
@Bevsue (251)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Try to find out about the Peregrine Society--if there is a chapter in your area. They provide assistance to families of cancer patients. I looked on the website for the one here in St. Louis. They offer up to 60 cans of nutritional supplements per month, $150 per month towards prescription medication and also adult diapers. It is based on need, but it sounds like you should qualify.
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Thank you so much for your info. I will get on line now and see what I can find. we dont have one here in our area god bless and thanks again
@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
14 Oct 06
I am very sorry to hear this. I read that it is terminal have you checked with your local hospice. I really don't know what other areas you could check but if I read anywhere I will send you another message.
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• United States
5 Nov 06
I promised mother no hospice. I am here to take care of her, and that is what she wants. Thank you for your advice
• United States
7 Jan 07
Hospice does not remove you as caregiver they simply help I was my fathers caregiver and helped with my mom hospice was called for both .They sent out a nurse to take thier vitals every couple days they went and got any medicine they needed they helped with other things a hospital bed things of that nature .Both my parents stayed at home all hospice did was lend and very much needed helping hand they did send people out to bath them but only if we wanted that that help as much or as little as you need so please think twice about them .
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Thank you for your response. i have checked into hospice, and they will send someone for 30 minutes a day, once a week, to take mothers vital signs. I already have hospital bed through her oxygen place as she is on o2,24/7.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I can not offer much help in the way of organizations other than Hospice for help with her care. My mother also has terminal small cell lung cancer. I have found there are sources available for providing Ensure and Carnation Instant Breakfast free if your mother is having trouble eating solid food.
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• United States
5 Nov 06
May god bless you both. Could you me email me with info on the drinks? missyann73@yahoo.com. Do you know of any organizations that will help with diapers. I promised my mother no hospice as I am on medical leave to be her caregiver.
• United States
7 Jan 07
Firefly: please email me with info on free ensure thank you
• Indonesia
5 Nov 06
i am very sorry... just praying for your family. hope your mother have a good health in the future.
• United States
5 Nov 06
Thank you very kindly
@sfigatto (1848)
• Italy
5 Nov 06
I'm sorry for you :( I can't help you in this moment but if I can in the next days I will contact you..
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• United States
5 Nov 06
May god bless you. My email is missyann73@yahoo.com Any help would be appreciated.
@fubugirl (915)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I am very sorry. I will pray for you and your mother. I work at Wal-mart in Nebraska.
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• United States
5 Nov 06
Thank you. I work for Walmart in Princeton, West Virginia. They have been so good to us. They paid two of m car payments, but it still ended up being repo. They Have helped with mothers medicine. two of our managers bought 700.00 worth of meds out of their own pocket to help me. I am financially wiped out.
@RIDGEMOM (28)
• United States
29 Oct 06
go to lung cancer support group at yahoo. many people are there and im sure someone can tell u where to go and what to do to get help. i too have a hubby with lung cancer stage 4. going to start new chemo tomorrow. so far so good. well good luck.
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• United States
5 Nov 06
Good luck with your hubby. May god bless you both
@imgcul (110)
• Taiwan
3 Apr 08
do you know what cause your mom a lung cancer? smoking or cooking oil fumes?
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Hi, I'm from Charleston, WV and am disabled. Here are some places you can contact for help: United Way of the Virginias (304) 325-0000 WV Division of Rehabilitation 1-800-642-8207 or (304) 766-4600 WV Family Support Center (304) 558-0627 Family Matters (WV) 1-800-734-2319