Thanks for the support. My sister is 25, I am 27 and we have an older sister that is 29. My mom has always tried to protect us from things. She hates to see us upset or worring about
things. It is hard to tell how she is really feeling because one minute she is making a joke about
it telling me not to worry and the next minute saying that it was not the right time to tell my sister. Thanks for the advise and I will keep you posted.
So none of you really are "kids", but young adults? You have to listen to your mother -- and let HER disclose what is going on with her, when she is ready to do that. Some people are real comfortable with being open from the start, others aren't, and want to just tell bits and pieces as they know more. SHE has to figure that out, not you. She knows you all maybe better than you think, and she' has to feel comfortable with telling your sister when SHE thinks it's time.
In the meantime, you and your siblings (that know) can go to the National MS Society web page -- www.nmss.org and start doing some reading about what MS is, and what your mother is experiencing. It's not a terminal illness, but is a long-term chronic disease, so it's not like you (or your mother) have to make any quick or hurried decisions about anything. Your mother is going to be there for a long time, you are adults with your own lives...you'll all just go on with your lives, but continuing to support each other as you can. And when your mother is ready to talk, you all can be there, ready to listen. Give her time.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....