GardenLady Posted January 16, 2009 Share Posted January 16, 2009 I didn't notice a section on end-of-life on the boards, so I guessed here would be the best place. I'm struggling a bit with this weird place I'm in with my Dad, where we know he's going to leave us soon, but he's still with us. Any advice on how to help my Mom and other family members? Mom said that Dad's already past the point of having any lengthy, dare I say heart-to-heart, type conversations. So, when I fly home next week, I am prepared that I'm going to help my Mom with my Dad, not going to help occupy and entertain my Dad. Any advice on what to tell an 11 year old grandson? My son is very close with my Dad and saw him often until we moved about 18 mos. ago. Is it a blessing that my son is at the age where hanging out with family isn't really fun anymore? Is it a blessing that we're far enough away that my son won't see my Dad while his body shuts down? And, how do I help my son right now, while I'm long-distance parenting? I know my hubby will take care of things, here, but he doesn't know quite what to do, either. I am fortunate to have never lost a loved one (not many people I've known make it to 31 without experiencing a significant death). I have one grandma that's still alive and the rest were gone before I was born. The only real death for me was my first cat...20 years ago. I'm totally going through a completely unknown process and I'm not big on surprises, so any advice would help. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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