It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Death & Dying Message Board

how to tell my mother my sister is dying of cancer

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: grand rapids mi.
Posts: 1
accp HB User
how to tell my mother my sister is dying of cancer

how to tell my mother my sister her daughter is dying of cancer, mother is 85 yrs. old and very frail

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-08-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 377
mabent HB Usermabent HB Usermabent HB Usermabent HB User
Re: how to tell my mother my sister is dying of cancer

Hi - What sad news for a mom to hear about her child!! My approach would be to tell your mother that your sister is very ill, and then let her ask further questions about how serious it is. She may or may not want to know that your sister's death is imminent, but you should be able to tell as you talk to her. Does she know how long your sister has been ill? I think you'll be able to tell during your conversation how much she wants to know. good luck! Mabent

Old 04-17-2010, 09:47 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
bjdavis HB User
Re: how to tell my mother my sister is dying of cancer

Talk to your mother's doctor, they may can talk to her with you. Prayers for you and your family.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Mother is Dying of Lung Cancer, sister doesn't care... Abigail121 Death & Dying 15 09-25-2009 04:45 PM
Mother-in-Law dying, bad family situation mk7657 Caregivers 27 08-26-2008 01:09 PM
My mother's suffering haunts me daily.... wmkcolors Grief & Loss 3 07-11-2008 02:47 PM
Helping my mother michelle629 Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 9 09-01-2007 10:06 PM
My Dad Won't Visit His Dying Mother... eschultz00 Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 14 09-23-2006 12:16 AM
Mother small cell lung cancer.. need knowledge Molly&Mary Cancer: Lung 7 10-12-2005 01:10 PM
How do I tell a 9 y.o. MaryAlisha Death & Dying 12 07-17-2005 05:55 PM
When do you tell a mother she is dying jmurs Death & Dying 8 06-17-2005 05:33 PM
How do you tell an AD person they are dying? katherine714 Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 6 12-15-2003 01:50 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!