Hi Seasoned Nurses
My FIL has poor health and CLL along with multiple morbidities. He is finally under hospice care (in reality i cannot understand why it took so long to get to this stage as my understanding of hospice is that they can be involved in any life-limiting illness...but that is another story). I think it is unlikely he will make it to Christmas, but i keep thinking he may not survive to the end of October. Anyway I would love to have some ideas of how to help my 6 year old daughter get through this, loosing her Grandad. In the last 6 months I have also lost my maternal Aunt and Maternal Nana. So what is likely to be 3 funerals in a year which is a lot for a 6 year old. She is amazing in her understanding. I never forced her to see my Aunt or nan in their coffins, but she wanted to and had some very good questions (why was my aunt holding a teddy bear for example). The day I told her that my Aunt had died in the night she took her easter story she had made to school and talked about new life in death. When it snowed recently she made a comment when we drove past the cemetry where my nan's ashes are that she would get cold in the snow!
So any ideas of how to make the next few months easier. We have never wanted to hide death from her, but it is turning into quite a contrast as i did not attend my first funeral till I was 18.
We do not live in the same city as my FIL but are going to visit this week (it is a 7 hour drive). Any ideas of what to do to make this visit easier? In reality it is a good bye trip, but i do know if i should explain part to her.
Thanks in advance