Dec 03, 2012 - 5:29 am
It isn't my place, since I am only the grandmother. My daughter is the one with the cancer, and she is understandably protective of her kids, ages 12 and 14. I want to tell them they can talk to me about it, and let them know I value them enough to include them in the discussion, but I don't want to go against my daughter's wishes or take away her chance to tell them in her own way. They obviously know that she is doing chemo every 3 weeks, and that she has side effects from that, plus she has lost weight and vitality. But I don't think they really understand that this is not a winnable fight.
In lieu of the frank discussion, I am trying my best to bring joy into their lives, all the while letting them know that I am there for them for anything, trivial or not. Is that enough?