I have been busy with my mother the past few days as she is just a shadow of her former self. She does have colon cancer, but the past week, great changes have occurred with her personality. My mother has always been a talkative,, happy person who loved life. In the past week, all of the sudden she has hardly talked, cant remember, and is almost childlike, she is not eating, drinking very little. I have brought her to my house to stay until we can see the doctor. Of course the doctore cannot see her until Tuesday. I have made arrangements for the homecare worker to start to come to her apartment starting on Monday. The homecare worker will ensure that she gets down to her meals, helps with her bath, and ensures that she takes her pills. She lives in a apartment building that supplies the meals in the dining room 3 times a day, and cleaning of her room weekly.I always have come on the weekend and stay with me, which she enjoys. We watch tv together, she plays with devil dog, and reads . Something different for her. She has diabetes and needs to eat, but she is not eating enough that might be one of the problems. So I am at my witts end trying to ensure that she eats, and drinks enough. As you know we were in emergency a few weeks ago because she needed to have fluids pumped into her body. You know they looked after us all there lives and now its our time.