• How can I help my children cope

    Asked by BoiseB on Monday, May 13, 2019

    How can I help my children cope

    My children are having a hard time coping with recent set-backs My son has not had a solid nights sleep since I went to the hospital, April 23. We are now waiting for results of a skin cancer biopsy and a MRI that is scheduled for June 1. The only thing for sure is I have blood clots and have been prescribed an outrageously expesive blood thinner. Myself I have shifted into neutral. However I can't seem to help my children. They have been through this before But this time it seem to be hitting them worse

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      I am an oncology nurse. Can you tell me the name of that blood thinner? I can try to find a way to get it cheaper. When I speak to children I try to make them understand that with a cancer diagnosis, there are always ups and downs. However, it is a process and you have to learn to ride with the setbacks to get to the achievements. Family members are key to success. Their support does so much more than they realize when the patient needs a shoulder to lean on. Great warriors can lose a battle every now and then but they rarely lose the war. Best of luck to you and your family.

      5 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      @BoiseB, I am so sorry that you are going through all of this. No matter their age, it is always hard for the children. I don't have any advice for you, because I don't know if I did anything special to help mine. Hopefully after your MRI, your son will sleep better. For me, the unknown and the waiting are the worst. I will remember all of you in my prayers. Take care.

      4 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Time was what helped my son. Once he realized my demise wasn't going to happen immediately, he seemed to settle down. He still worried, but not nearly as much as he did at first.

      Maybe your son can take a mild sleeping aid to help him get a good night's sleep. Losing sleep won't change your diagnosis/prognosis but could make him sick.

      4 days ago

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