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What To Say/Do?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by herfrds, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was in town today and ran into the husband of a friend of mine. I had not heard from her in awhile and asked how she was doing.
    I was shocked to hear she was in the hospital battling cancer again. This is her third battle. We went and visited her tonight and just like always she has a smile on her face and we had a really nice visit. I plan to send her some flowers. She is very opitmistic that she will beat it again.
    Unfortunately down the hall way is another family friend battling cancer. He has requested no visitors. we called first and spoke with his wife. He was sleeping. Going to send him some flowers too.

    I just feel really bad for both families. Just not sure what we can do for them.
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Listen. That is the most important thing. Also, you can offer to do chores and run errands for a caregiver. You might contact someone in Hospice. They can give you some helpful suggestions. They did to me.
     
  3. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hospital stays are almost as hard on the family as the patient. I'd make a goodie basket for them too. Change for vending machines, books, magazines, puzzle books, hand lotion, a soft blanket ... those kinds of things make staying with a loved one MUCH easier.

    I've lost many friends and family to cancer. :( As for what to say... you say what's in your heart.

    Praying for you and your friends right now.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    One thing my family usually does when a family friend is in the hospital or having surgery is we make a couple of dinners that the family can just heat up and eat. That may be a good idea in this case. Sometimes little things like meals are a HUGE help when a family is dealing with a sick family member.
     

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