My mom has been battling a few different types of cancer over the past 5 years and the most recent one which is in her lymphnodes appears to be winning. She has been having a lot of pain in her back and with her kidneys and they believe it has also moved into her bones and is affecting her kidney. She has been in the hospital since last Thursday and I didn't find this out until yesterday when I got home from VT because my dad didn't want to ruin my vacation, but they have hooked her up with hospice. They live in Florida and I live in CT. They aren't sure right now if she is going to be able to go home for a while and have hospice come to the house, or if she will have to go directly to the hospice facility. I'm waiting out the next few days for them to do a test with her kidneys to see exactly what we are dealing with and then I will decide when to go down. My first instinct is to go now, but my dad said not yet. I guess I shouldn't run there now to find out I have to go back in a few weeks. I know my work would understand and I could take as much time as I need, so I'm just waiting a few days. She is in a lot of pain right now in her leg and in her back. Please say prayers that she can become comfortable enough to not suffer everyday. I guess I have faced the fact that prayers are not going to make the cancer go away, but I can pray that she lives the rest of her time comfortably. Thanks in advance as I know I can count on each and every one of you.