I need some positive thoughts and prayers and a little advice please.
Friday morning my grandmother was diagnosed with liver cancer. I am in shock because until about a year ago, she was the healthiest person I've ever met in my life. We all used to joke that she'd outlive every one of us. I need to be proactive and there's not much I can do other than be there for her appointments and whatever else she's going to need. I did agree to captain a Relay for Life team Saturday morning. At least I feel like I'm doing... something. So I need your positive thoughts and prayers, please.
I also need your advice. How do you explain cancer to children? My older two (11 and 9) have a fair understanding, I think. My youngest though...
Two years ago we lost my husband's aunt to stomach cancer. It was stage 4 before she was ever diagnosed and she did not have a lot of time. At the same time, my youngest daughter was 6 and having terrible abdominal pain. The doctors were clueless as to what it could be and she was so scared that it might be the same thing that killed her Aunt B. Now Gran has cancer. This is bringing back my DD's old fears, because while we have a diagnosis of abdominal migraines, we haven't been able to get her to a pain free state. How do I explain about cancer to her (emotionally/mentally she's at about a 6 year old level) in a way that will alleviate her fear? She is terrified.