My father in law has three to four month and has given up wont do chemo or radiation i don't blame him the chemo is what is killing him the most his body is not handling it well
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:54 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
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Answer by vbruno at 2:12 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
I wouldn't tell her until death was imminent. You don't need her freaking out for the next few months wondering if TODAY is the day e.Grandpa dies. Sorry but that is bad advice.
I was 10 when my grandfather died and I wasn't told anything until he died. I understand that my mother was trying to protect me but I have always felt that I was denied the opportunity to say goodbye.
My youngest was 10 when my father died. I kept my children informed every step of the way from his cancer diagnosis to his admittance to palliative care. We included our children and allowed them to grieve with us and we took them to see their grandfather and let them each have a private moment with him to say their goodbyes. They coped very well during that difficult time.
Answer by beeky at 2:45 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
I agree with beeky.........you could gently prepare her. She is 10 and is old enough to understand to a point. I don't know whether your spiritual, but if you are, tell her he may soon be going home to God or whatever your believe is. I'm sorry for your impending loss. I feel chemo and radiation has killed more people than the cancer, and it prolongs the inevitable............hugs
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