My father-in-law, who lives in another province has late stage bladder cancer. It has already spread to his lymph nodes and a few sites in his bones. He is currently undergoing chemo, but the prognosis does not look good. He has requested that the family do not travel to visit him until this summer (after the chemo is done), so we are respecting his wishes.
My problem is helping my six year old deal with her fears and feelings. We have been truthful with her. She knows Grandpa is sick and getting medicine that will help but most likely not cure him. We have had the talk about cancer not being contagious and not her fault. How do I help her with her fears about not seeing Grandpa again and the worry that Grandpa will die?
We have gotten the "When a Loved One has Cancer " Workbook from the American Cancer Society and she was given a pray shawl by our church. Does anyone have other suggestion of things we can do to help her?