Hello. I'm not sure if this is where I fit in just now or not, but I need a place to deal with everything.
My Dad has had stage 4 terminal colon cancer for 3 years. He fought hard, but he is now in his final days. Since last Friday, he's went down fast. He was talking about coming to visit the last time I spoke to him (on Friday), and yesterday (Wednesday) he was in a hospital bed on medication that keeps him asleep so he doesn't feel the pain. He isn't eating or drinking and he has a living will that says he doesn't want a feeding tube. While you can never really say, I really think we are down to just days.
It's obviously hard on me, but I also have a 12 year old brother who lives at home. Dad has always been the one he could talk to. Mom is understandably crazy right now, so he can't really talk to her either. I took him out on the porch last night and asked him if he knew what was happening. He shook his head yes. I told him it's okay to cry. He started bawling. :cry: I huged him, and we cried together. Also yesterday, he had to go with my grandma to get fitted for a suit for the funeral. How in the world does a 12 year old boy deal with that?
I'm hurting myself, but I am so concerned for my little brother. How can I help him cope? Mom is going to put him in couseling, but I also want to help him as much as I can. Dad was so worried about dying and leaving Austin. He told me to watch after him.
Thanks for listening.