After weeks of testing we have just found out that my father has stage IV lung cancer. It has spread to his lymphnodes and bones. I am trying to make the most out of every second that my father and I spend together.
My mother is the problem. She has spent nearly 26 years living for him. I can't imagine what she is feeling, but she has been in hysterics from the moment cancer was brought up. I know her therapist has prescibed anti depressants, but she refuses to take anything due to the fear of him needing something and her not being able to respond. She refuses to leave his side, and sobs uncontrollably most of the time. I know that this isn't healthy for either of my parents, and I don't know what to do. I have expressed my fears but it doesn't seem to make a difference. Maybe I am way off base and this is a normal part of the process, but as of right now I feel like both of my parent's are losing the battle.