I need some advice or just I guess words from others in a difficult situation I am having. I was a very driven high school student, got into a good college and was a deans lists student for my first year. I am an upcoming sophomore or was... My dream was and still is to become a doctor.
Unfortunately, my world turned for the worst in April. My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 bile duct cancer with a poor prognosis of 6 months or less. In my home it is only my brother, mother and I. My brother is a special needs child and that has left me as the only caregiver for my mother.
My mother was the head of the household but with the illness is very weak to get out of the and has stopped working. Two treatments have failed for her already, with each scan showing her tumors are growing. In June, the doctor gave us the option to try a different type of chemotherapy with low chances, or do nothing and let the cancer take its course.
My mother is my world as she is the only person I grew up with, and the only one who has been by my side for everything. I always imagined celebrating my career path and successes with her. I am now in summer break but school is starting in August. I have decided to take a break for the fall or even spring too ( a year) and start again in fall 2019. I just want know does it matter what age or how long I take to finish my undergrad? I only have completed my freshman year and am 19. I know medical school is very hard to get into but with my mother being ill I am so down and sad I don't have the will to leave her alone. Will things work out? I am just so lost...Thank you.