I am not sure how many of you know, I have talked about it a few times here and at my site, but my dad has been very sick over the last 6 months. He had a very rare blood disease and without getting too much into it, because I just can't go through it right now, we lost him Tuesday night in Indianapolis. My mother, brother and I were all able to be there with him and talk with him before he went, and that really helps me out. But I know that I am going to be ok. It's killing me, but I know that I am going to be ok.
I worry about my mother though. My dad just turned 49 last week. Two weeks ago, he felt the best he had in months. The doctor had just given us good news that his disease was almost non-existent in his bloodwork. Then things took a sudden turn for the worst and after getting some more hope, things turned even more for the worst on Thursday night.
So, I am reaching out to anyone who has encountered a similar situation with losing a young parent and how to help out the other one. It is going to be incredibly tough for my mother. They just "celebrated" (I say that because we spent it in the hospital) their 30th anniversary a month ago. Their love was deep and incredible. I just want to try and help her as much as I can, but I only know so much and don't have any experience with this kind of thing. So really, anything that can be suggested, directed towards me or well, anything, I am all ears.
*I may not be around the internet for the next couple of days, I just don't know yet.... I may need it just as a relief for me, we will see, but I will eventually find my way back to this to read it in a couple of days if not sooner, so please just keep sharing anything even if I don't respond within 24 hours*