Post Edited (gjet68) : 11/1/2007 11:04:19 AM (GMT-6)
Hi there, I am so sorry to hear about everthing, you and your family are in my prayers. I wish I could say something profound also, but I do agree with checking with the hospital social worker. I am a social worker, and did medical social work as one of my internships. He or she will be able to give you support as well as information on the help you need. That is why they are there. Many times they will even do much of the work for you to get things rolling. There may even be a special social worker on your sil unit. There are many services out there, we just have to know where to look!!! Please take care, let us know how everything is going.
I am so sorry you and your family have to go through this! I know how difficult it can be for the family. I lost my Mom last year to breast and ovarian cancer and my sister is now losing her battle as well with mets to her lungs and liver. Just knowing you care means a lot! I am most concerned about her daughter. She needs to know what is happening, NOW, before it is too late. An eleven year old is not too young to understand. She needs time to adjust to losing her mom and make the most out of their time left together. If her family tries to "protect" her, she will resent them forever. She needs to be with her mom now, more than ever! I hope you can share this with your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you!