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When It Rains it Pours (Not Financial)

September 7th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I have been staying at my parents home as we found out in Oct last year that she has terminal cancer. She gets weaker by the day and is in the very end stage. I took my father to the doctor last week and he has also been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was admitted to the hospital today for the second time to drain fluid from one of his lungs. They say he has a malignant plueral effusion.

I will keep doing what I have been doing for them. If you believe in prayers please send lots my way, my family and I will need them as it looks like we might lose both our parents around the same time.

Thanks for listening, I just needed to get this off my chest.

23 Responses to “When It Rains it Pours (Not Financial)”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    I am so sorry that your family is going through this.

  2. mamasita Says:

    Sending thoughts of peace to your family...

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    You are in my thoughts

  4. pjmama Says:

    Your family is definitely in my thoughts. That's incredibly difficult...

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    You are in my prayers. ((HUGS))

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    May you find the strength to be a wonderful support to your parents in the coming days as they transition to another place. ((Hugs))

  7. snafu Says:

    I sorry you and family are going through such a difficult time. I know what you are doing by staying with your parents and offering your love and support is so important as they move to this sad stage. We pray for your continued strength and hope you are able to find bright spots from memories of the past.

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am very sorry- hang in there.

  9. Jazzmint98 Says:

    Sorry to hear this Frown You and your family are in my prayers.

  10. Looking Forward Says:

    It's a blessing to your parents to have you love and help them. ((hugs))

  11. laura Says:


    May God hold you in the palm of His hand as you move forward during these difficult days. I will continue to have you and yours in my prayers. Take good care.

  12. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hugs. I pray for peace for all of you. Having been in a similar situation a few years ago I understand how difficult it is as a daughter. I am so sorry.

  13. CB in the City Says:

    What terrible news. I will hold you in my heart as you go through these difficult times.

  14. Miz Pat Says:

    You are in my prayers. I went through this with my aged parents. Your parents are very fortunate to have you and May God lead and bless you, and your parents.

    If you feel up to it, I have suggestions based on my own experience.

    Contact a hospice group and get their help. They are there for both your parents and you.

    Make sure you know what they want for themselves - the medical establishment does what is good for itself, not necessarily the patient.

    You may want a medical power of attorney and a financial one. This will help you. At all times, make sure you state you are NOT responsible for their bills. I know it sounds mean spirited, but you have to protect yourself.

    God bless you dear.

  15. Maranatha Says:

    Thank you all. MzPat, all of what you mention is covered, as soon as my mother found out about her illness wills were updated and power of attorneys and medical directives made.

  16. PNW Mom Says:

    I'm so sorry for all that you and your family is going through...you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Maranatha Says:

    Thank you all!

  19. baselle Says:

    My thoughts are with you during this time. When your parents die it really feels like you're up next. Remember to take care of yourself at least a little bit.

  20. Maranatha Says:

    That's so strange that you would say that Baselle, it's exactly the way I've been feeling!

  21. PatientSaver Says:

    I am so sorry. Being a caregiver is not easy. I have heard great things about hospice, and many say they regret not getting their loved one in hospice sooner. It's not just for the very end.

  22. Maranatha Says:

    Thank you PatientSaver, my mother is on hospice, my father is still not sure if he will have any treatments etc. Thank you all for your kind words, I really appreciate it!

  23. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Send you energy!

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