Sep 16, 2010 - 10:00 am
My 38 year old husband is having surgery next weeks for Kidney Cancer. We have 2 children, one who just turned 9 and a 4 year old. I have 5 brothers and sisters and not one of them has called or emailed me since this whole thing started 5 weeks ago. My Mom has told them what is happening so I know they know what is going on but I cannot believe they have not offered a little support or even kind works. What is wrong with them? I should say that my SIL has emailed me once to see how things are so that was nice. Don't they wonder how we are doing or how their niece and nephew are? My mom is going to watch the kids for during the surgery for me, but I have nobody to sit with me during the surgery so I guess I will be all alone. My husband's brother already said he wouldn't make it for the surgery and his parents also won't bother to come. We still have to tell the kids about all of this but wanted to wait until after my son's B Day which is today. I know my 4 year old won't understand much, but what do you think we should say to the 9 year old? I am also assuming they should just stay in school and not be at the hospital for the surgery, does that seem right?