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Also, I would try to find her a BC support group if she's feeling down. American Cancer Society in her area should be able to help. I went to several before really liking one of them. It's just nice to be able to talk to others who have been through it.
Sometimes one needs meds, but I would do that as a very last resort.
HUGS and Prayers for your mom. It's hard being so far away.