Brisbane mother-of-four with stage four cervical cancer turned down pain meds ...

Brisbane mother-of-four with stage four cervical cancer turned down pain meds ...
Brisbane mother-of-four with stage four cervical cancer turned down pain meds ...

A mother-of-four battling terminal cancer turned down pain medication so she could continue to breastfeed her newborn daughter until her final days.

Brisbane mother Lena Soulsby, 34, spent days crying and struggling to walk as she suffered agonising pain from stage four cervical cancer. 

Doctors had offered to give the brave mother heavy-duty medication to ease her burden but their offers were rejected by Ms Soulsby.

She wanted to be able to breastfeed her newborn daughter Anna who was only a few months old at the time.

Brisbane mother Lena Soulsby, 34, spent days crying and struggling to walk as she suffered agonising pain from stage four cervical cancer

Brisbane mother Lena Soulsby, 34, spent days crying and struggling to walk as she suffered agonising pain from stage four cervical cancer

Doctors had offered to give the brave mother heavy-duty medication to ease her burden but their offers were rejected by Ms Soulsby

Doctors had offered to give the brave mother heavy-duty medication to ease her burden but their offers were rejected by Ms Soulsby

Ms Soulsby breastfed her daughter until she was not able to and forced to go into palliative care on March 24. She died several days later on March 27.

'It doesn't get much closer or more loving than breastfeeding,' her husband Robert said. 'It's a special mum and bub connection.' 

Ms Soulsby leaves behind her husband Rob and their four children Anna, six months, Jacob, eight, Elizabeth, 10, and Lukas, 12. 

Mr Soulsby said he has not 'stopped crying' since his wife passed away and recalled the final moments shared with his loved one.

The family were standing around her hospital bed, holding her hand, and hugging and kissing her as they felt the life leave Ms Soulsby's body. 

Mr Soulsby started a Gofundme page where he revealed the telltale symptom Ms Soulsby had been suffering before she was

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