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MrsWhiteCastle posted:
[TRIGGER] Friday, DH and I met his parents at the ER. That night, his father was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. We have been spending most of our time since at the hospital.

Thank goodness my family has been able to help out with the girls. DH and I dropped them off at my Mom's on Friday, and didn't get to see them again until almost dinner time today (Sunday).

Does anyone have any suggestions on how else I can help his family out? Also, I'm not sure how much detail we are going to go into with the girls. Any suggestions/experience on how to approach that?
Emily (6) Elizabeth (4)
Baby1at35 responded:
So sorry.. ((HUGS))))

I think that little things will help now. Making sure they have groceries/food in the house. Helping clean the house as he goes through the various treatments ect.
As far as the little ones. I would tell them grandpa is sick . I do not think too many details unless the situation warrants it.
Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
Iocasta responded:
Answer the girls' questions honestly. You don't need to go into too much details. Stay away from words like sick, it can cause confusion. I am very sorry to hear this. Just be there for your DH and his family. It is a very stressful for everyone. ((((((HUGS)))))) to you, your DH, and his family.
cinder44 responded:
I'm so sorry for you & your family.
Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
steckie98 responded:
(((HUGS))) My prayers are with your family
Carrie(33), DH (37), DS(4 on 6/13/11), DD(9/14/11)
kristinmarie722 responded:
Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
DS- 7/4/2005
sarah0323 responded:
Answer their questions honestly. I have found that LO's sometimes understand more than we give them credit for.

Just being there for the family. Do little errands for them. That can be the biggest help in times like these.

{{{HUGS}}} and prayers to your family.
Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
VicsEandJ responded:
((HUGS)) I'm veyr sorry for your family. I'm sure just letting them know you are there and willing to help will mean a lot.

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