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|Thu, 10-30-2008 - 2:51pm|
I'm not sure what to say to Kurt about this.
my sister is 28. When she was a toddler, it was discovered she had a malignant brain tumour. She had surgery and was in the hospital basically for two years from ages 2 -4. The doctors removed what they could but had to leave some of the tumour, because of where it was positioned.
She was given 3 years to live. Obviously, she has lived longer than that. For the past year, she has been having a lot of odd episodes and after a few MRIs and, they discovered it is growing again. She had surgery last spring, but it didn't work so she has to have some prep work done tomorrow and then starts radiation treatment.
i don't know how to tell kurt this, or how much a 13 year old should know. I don't want him to worry too much, or be too upset. They are VERY close. My sister still lives with my Mom and Kurt goes there every summer and march break. I'm not good at dealing with emotional subjects, and I tend to act as if things aren't a big deal, otherwise, I'll start crying and then he'll think its worse than it really is.
Sorry this is so long!! If anyone has any ideas of what I should do, that would be great! Should I just say "Carolyn has to have another surgery. I bought her this card, lets send it to her?" Or is that lame?