A couple of days ago we got the results from my MIL's biopsy. It's not good. It's an aggressive brain tumour - they couldn't get it all with surgery so she'll start radiation and then chemo. The average life expectancy with this type of cancer is 12 months. As you can imagine, everyone is pretty shell-shocked. We've told Billy that Ma is still sick and needs more treatment, but I haven't told him anything else yet. I don't know when or how..
She is out of hospital now and staying at my SIL's house. We went up to see her last night. Physically she looks fine, just very tired. Emotionally, understandably, she's down.