My mother heard from her doctor today -- the results of a CT scan and the monthly blood testing.
The cancer count climbed by another 5,000 points in the last month. The tumor on the liver is starting to impinge on what is left of the bile duct (most of her bile duct was removed surgically in 2007, when the first tumor was discovered).
There is nothing more they can do for her medically except manage the pain when it finally becomes debilitating; for that, she will rely on Hospice anyway.
In the meantime, she's on her feet, doing what housework she can get through before her strength gives out each day (the anemia is pretty serious now). Hospice is still coming only once a week.
I still don't know when I should be going.
And I truly wish there could be some way for her to skip the coming pain and just go straight home to her Father.