My sister-in-laws brother's wife had Crohn's Disease and passed away Sunday night. Anyhow, I have so many mixed feelings about this, I don't know where to begin.
She was not old at all--44. My sister-in-law said her Crohn's was under control until recently and she ended up in the hospital, just like 2 weeks ago.
When she passed away, my family was afraid to tell me because they didn't know how I would react.
I feel scared and sad. Sad for the loss and scared that it seems this disease can do whatever it wants...whenever it wants. I never did get to meet her personally and I had hoped I would have the chance, when she recovered, but she never did.
I won't be attending the funeral, but I will be watching my brother's and sister-in-law's children. I know my son, who is 9, will be asking why we are home that day and watching his cousins and while I don't hesitate to tell him why, I don't want him to know that she had Crohn's and died from related complications. Ugh! If he happens to find out, I don't even know what to say. I know it will scare him.
This death really hit close to home.
Any thoughts, anyone?