Hi all I need some direction/advice.
My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer ~2 years ago, she had part of her colon removed, some lymph nodes and a hysterectomy because the cancer had impacted her uterus. All the cancer growth couldn't be removed in surgery because of its size and she would have bled out. Subsequent to surgery she lives with an ostomy bag and had chemotherapy.
After her first 4 rounds of chemo a CT scan showed the tumor grew to 7 x 7cm from 2 x 3cm. They then increased strength/ formulation of the chemo drugs.
After her 7th (final) session, another CT was done and showed the growth is now 10 x 10cm in size. That was in the first week of December.
So we know that nothing medically could be done, she started on alternative treatment with herbs and THC oil.
Last week on February 10th her legs began to swell and we took her to the hospital. They ultrasound her legs and found clots in both (DVT). They did blood and urine tests and found she had an infection plus blood infection of enterobacter (SP). They also gave her three pints of blood because her blood count was low and white cell count was high.
She is discharged now but has to go to the hospital daily to get ceftriaxone [injected antibiotic]. She is taking clexane injections 100 (80 + 20) daily.
Today when she came back from the hospital after the ceftriaxone, she had an incident, a black mucus/ mud like discharge came out of her rectum and fell on the floor. She didn't even feel/ realize what happened.
I want to know what could that be? Is it necrosis of her remaining colon or some sort of side effect from the ceftriaxone?
I have attached a pic of it and her ct scan report here https://gofile.io/?c=5wgMTp
I apologize if it's too graphic. I really need some guidance, should be in palliative care, how long does she have again. I hope someone can assist, the doctors don't want to say much.