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More heartache for my kids

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    Registered Users Posts: 9,016 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    Hi, lost my dad last June following his battle with Cancer, that was hard on my children, he would come every Christmas and we'd go to him every Summer in the UK, so 2 normally happy times and he's really missed still.

    Last year, around same time as my dad died my mother in law had surgery for Ovarian cancer. Hard, but we'd hoped that might be it for a while, sadly few months later Liver metastatic disease showed up, now, after two failed chemo drugs, and a rapid increase in number of tumours, my mother in law has decided she probably doesn't want to try the last option chemo.

    She's a lovely lady, and my kids see her everyday before and after school and they stop with her at least once a week. I'm heartbroken for my wife, she's taking it all on as her sister and brother live abroad, but really worry what it'll do to my kids. They're 13, 11 and 9 and she means everything to them. It was hard when my dad went, it'll be ten times worse when their only granny dies (my mum died just before our first child was born).

    Don't know what I should say to them now, what I'll say when things progress or when her illness takes further hold and what I should or shouldn't say.

    Sorry, just an unburdening post. Bit lost with it all.


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