I lost my mom in may, 2017. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in Oct, 2016. She went through chemo and radiation, which was successful. She was in remission in March, 2017. But then she underwent 10 additional rounds of radiation to her head on the advise of her radiologist. He said it would prevent the cancer from spreading to her brain if it came back. Shortly after she started that round she began getting weaker and weaker, and constantly nauseous. She had such a rapid decline, and just collapsed one evening. I got her to the hospital and or hours they just had her on IV fluids. They ran some tests and eventually came in and told me that it looked like her cancer has returned. They asked me if I wanted to have her admitted or take her home. Well I didn't know what to do, so I took her home, which was a mistake. I ended up having to take her back to the hospital. They told me they were not equipped to administer the kind of care she needed, and asked what hospital we wanted her transferred to. We ended up getting her to another hospital, but by then it had been hours since she had collapsed. At this hospital they admitted her into the critical care unit, and told us she had a severe UTI. I was actually relieved, because it wasn't the cancer as we had been told at the other hospital. But by the time she was finally started on antibiotics, the infection had spread to her bloodstream. Her body was just too weak to fight the infection, and she died on the third day in that hospital. It has been three months, and I still have not been able to wrap my head around the fact that she is really gone. She was 82 years old. But before her diagnosis last October, she was so healthy and active. I know I should have gotten her to the doctor sooner, but I thought her weakness and sickness was due to the radiation treatments. It never occurred to me that she even had a UTI. I feel so guilty. She should still be here with us. She so wanted to live, and watch her great grandsons grow. It just breaks my heart. I will never get over this. Before she went into the hospital, I think she also thought the cancer had returned. It just makes me so sad that she died, not of cancer, but an infection that should have been treatable.