My friends mom was recently diagnosed with late stage colon cancer that has metstasized (I don't know to where). I live in CA and the mom lives in NY. I am a new grad nurse (RN) and have not yet found employment. My friend called to ask if he could fly me to NY for a week to give his sister a break and so that his mom has nursing care. Money is no object for the family and he said he would be happy to pay me "whatever is equitable". I have no idea what to ask for! At this point I don't think there is too much skilled nursing involved...probably just helping to the bathroom, making sure meds are taken on time, watching for worsening symptoms, and cooking/cleaning/running errands. I believe he is going to ask to fly me out again in a few weeks when she has the tumor removed an an ostomy placed/starts chemo (not sure which route the family is going to take yet, the mom currently has a stent in her bowls that is extremely uncomfortable and she requested it be removed before chemo is started [bad idea IMO with 4 week healing time before chemo can be started!]). If anyone could give me any advice on how much I should ask for it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!