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How to cope when your child (whatever their age) is seriously ill.

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Posey Tue 03-Jul-07 20:45:53

I am concerned about my mum.
My sister has cancer. She's had surgery and will start chemo imminently. She will, in all probability, make a full recovery.

However I am rather concerned with how my mum is coping. I don't think she's cracking up exactly, but I would like to know if anyone has any advice on how I can support her. It must be the worst thing in the world seeing your own child going through this. Mum is generally a "coper", she's strong and she deals with things. She's not a great talker in the confiding sense.
Can I do anything to help her? I'm not close by and can't get to her for at least 3 weeks (school and work committments).

All advice, any experiences, to share?

toomuchtodo Tue 03-Jul-07 20:53:11

sorry no advice but will bump for you

xx

Earlybird Tue 03-Jul-07 22:51:03

Hi Posey -

It's hard being far away from family when worrying things are going on.

I have no experience or direct knowledge of this, but would suggest looking around on Amazon to see if there might be a good book to order (can a family doctor recommend?).

Or perhaps one of the charities relating to cancer might be a good place to look for support. Maybe try here? Perhaps they can help, or direct you somewhere that might be useful.

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Get_Support/Ways_we_can_help/Home.aspx

Good luck with it all. Will be thinking of you.

mamama Tue 03-Jul-07 23:20:44

I second Macmillan. Can any of the nurses at your sister's hospital point you (or your mum) in the right direction?

Best wishes to all of you

{hug}

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