Prayers, good thoughts requested.
by, 07-02-2011 at 04:57 AM (973 Views)
We are 'blessed' to have my inlaws living next door - literally, not 50 ft away. My FIL has been battling cancer for two-plus years. His health has taken a nosedive the last month, and was told he had 5 months to live. This week, it is supposedly 2 months. My MIL has been in serious denial up until yesterday, when hospice came. She refuses help, won't ask for any, and wants to do it all herself. She is healthy, but is totally exhausted. FIL is sleeping during the day, up at night, MIL is trying to be awake all the time.
In the true Yankee spirit - both are stubborn as old goats.
I'm a bit out of my depth, I want to help, but not sure how.
I'm wife #2. Ex lives in town, and is 20 years older than me (12 yrs older than DH). She just lost her Dad, and said yesterday that FIL looks like he's at his end, like her Dad was. (Yes, she was in my house. Yes, she creeps me out.)
My DH has accepted the fact his Dad's about to go, and his heart is breaking. Only one other sibling, she's in Maine - on her way this weekend (Ex called her.)
So, prayers please, good thoughts, too. This'll be tough all around.