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nephew has not got much longer left [sad]

(48 Posts)
SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sat 06-Sep-08 22:02:30

doctors have gave him a few months sad am devasted. i cannot talk to anyone about this as sil doesnt want people to know how bad things are looking for him.

she is still praying for a miracle and doesnt want nephew to give up hope. he is havvng one bought of treatmnt here to try and slow it and then sil and bil are taking him abroad to meet with a world renouned cancer specialist.

im am just praying that sil gets her miracle and trying not to cry while i write this as dd1 is still up and she will know something is wrong.

sad sad

sandyballs Sat 06-Sep-08 22:03:28

So sorry. How old is he?

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sat 06-Sep-08 22:05:11


FanjolinaJolly Sat 06-Sep-08 22:05:40

Oh ,poor little boy

controlfreakinfreaky Sat 06-Sep-08 22:05:55

so sorry too. how very sad for all of you.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 06-Sep-08 22:06:32

So sorry to hear this, will pray that she gets her miracle sad

Piffle Sat 06-Sep-08 22:07:15

seashells words are not enough
How utterly devastating
Totally understand trying to find any hope they can

TsuDohNimh Sat 06-Sep-08 22:07:37

So very sorry for all of you. sad

Habbibu Sat 06-Sep-08 22:08:07

so sorry, seashells.

marmadukescarlet Sat 06-Sep-08 22:08:13

so sorry

morocco Sat 06-Sep-08 22:09:05


cornsilk Sat 06-Sep-08 22:09:57

sorry sad

soph28 Sat 06-Sep-08 22:11:22

This is making me cry too sad

Will be praying for this lovely wee boy and your family.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 06-Sep-08 22:29:55

Just seen this. Really sorry. sad

UniversallyChallenged Sat 06-Sep-08 22:32:28

Oh no, this is awful.
Am so so sorry for you all xx

Lilyloo Sat 06-Sep-08 22:33:57


SmallShips Sat 06-Sep-08 22:34:02

Oh God how awful. So sorry, am hoping for that miracle for you all.

Purplepillow Sat 06-Sep-08 22:40:06

sad hope you get your miracle! {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}

debzmb62 Sat 06-Sep-08 22:40:41

thinking of you and your family please never give up and be strong together

TequilaMockinBird Sat 06-Sep-08 22:46:45


Praying for your miracle, stay strong x

Elibean Sat 06-Sep-08 22:52:32

Oh god, SheSells, I read your last post and have been thinking of you and your nephew - I'm so so sorry sad

ilovemydog Sat 06-Sep-08 22:57:26

Have they been to the specialists here in the UK? Has your nephew been told, or are his parents not telling him the prognosis?

Is there anything anyone can do? sad

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sun 07-Sep-08 10:22:22

yes they have been too specialists here. he got the best uk specialists and i think they were in touch with a specialist from paris last time he had cancer as the form he had was so rare. none of his doctors has seen it before. we all thought that he had beat it but its come back!

nephew doesnt know sil doesnt want him to know incase he gives up and refuses treatment. thats why she doesnt want anyone out side immediate family knowing just how bad it is. she doesnt want it getting back to nephew.

his doctors here have said that all they can do is slow it down. sad

sil is hoping that specialist abroad will b able to give her more hope.

i have so much going through my head right now and then start feeling guilty because all i should be worried about is nephew.

but im concerned for dh. he has already told me that he is not going to cope with this. he pays the morgate and we have no insurance against him losing his job. he falls apart we could lose the house. his company only has bereavement leave when it concern immediate family so any leave will be unpaid and i dont want him to feel he has to go back if he cant cope. so i need to find myself a job that will cover the morgate.

i am worried about mil. she is still not over losing her husband. i dont think she will handle this well at all.

i am worried about my niece. she is only 7 she is too young to understand all of this never mind deal with it.

and obviously most of all im devasted for poor nephew! how can a nine year old boy deal with this sad sad

ShinyPinkShoes Sun 07-Sep-08 10:29:05

How dreadful

Not to sound clinical about this-but can you use the time now to prepare your family for this?

Might be an idea to look into some kind of mortgage payment protection or loss of earnings insurance?

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, will be praying for a miracle x

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 07-Sep-08 10:30:23

God that is so sad and awful sad... will think of your nephew and send positive vibes his way. I can understand a little of what you must be going through as my own brother had a rare cancer at the age of 10 and died - if I can be of any help,do say.

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