My mother had a cancerous brain tumor removed in December, 2019. Recently, she discovered that multiple cancerous brain tumors are back. The doctors say it is not good, and without treatment she has 4-6 months to live. She is going to try immunotherapy soon to see if she can buy some time. In the meantime, she is terrified of death and keeps crying and asking "Why me?" I am tongue-tied, and simply remind her of her upcoming drug therapy or hold her tightly. I know this is not fixable in any way.
Has anyone cared for a terminally ill parent or sibling? How did you keep the mood positive? What else can I do? I'm running out of ideas to distract her from the cancer. We can't talk about the cancer, because she gets hysterical and starts crying. A counselor won't work either, because she would never, ever go to one. Please help me.