I found out yesterday that the kids’ grandma has bone cancer. She has fought breast cancer and bone is a very common place for the cancer to go after the breast.
It may sound wierd, but I have become close to and fond of their grandparents. This is much to the dismay of the kids’ mother, but I don’t care. I went with their aunt Michelle last night to tell Susan about the cancer. Their phone was shut off so the doctor’s office couldn’t tell her directly and instead told Michelle. Michelle had the horrible job of telling her mother and I went along to offer support to both Michelle and Susan and AJ. I was there to offer hugs and words of support and encouragement.
I would like to ask for whatever you are willing to give… whether it be prayers or good, positive thoughts. I know that Susan is in for a long road to beat this but I also know she can. She has an appt next Monday to discuss treatment options and I will try to keep anyone wanting to know informed of what is going on.
I have talked to Tayler about what is going on. I am truthful with her but not overwhelming and crazy like her mother. I think she is old enough to know what is going on and I want her to be aware of what is happening with her grandma. I just don’t want her to be scared or given incorrect information so I am hoping she doesn’t give her mother a chance to tell her about any of this. Michelle is very good about keeping me informed so I can be there for Tayler. The younger two kids don’t know anything and won’t other than if Susan isn’t feeling well or is tired. They don’t need to know what is happening with her… they are too young IMO to grasp it anyways and Susan doesn’t want them to know.
I am glad that I can be here for the kids. I dread (seriously get so upset) thinking about how I won’t be able to be there for those kids when she does pass away. Hopefully that isn’t for many years, but when it does happen, I won’t be able to be there for them when they need me most. They will have to rely on their crazy mother and that scares and saddens me. 🙁