We're going through something similar with my dad and I just wanted to say that I'm sorry you're going through this. My dad was diagnosed just over 3 weeks ago with stage IV bowel cancer which has spread to his liver, kidneys, lungs and bones and there is nothing they can do for him. We had no idea he was sick! He went to the hospital with back pain and was told it was probably a slipped disc. He'd had symptoms such as bleeding and passing mucus but before he was overweight - they told him it would just be haemorrhoids. They didn't even check
I completely understand what you're going through - especially with your son. I have 3 young children (the oldest is and I have no idea how to tell them. I thought they would start to ask questions when they saw him but they didn't even notice. I don't know whether to prepare them or not?
I really hope your mum is able to receive some kind of treatment xx