My Husband's Cancer And Our Children
My husband is 47 and I am 45 years old. We have 3 daughters together - a 15 year old and 12 year old twins. They are our world. They are lucky to have been given such a wonderful father. He has taught them the meaning of the word "Daddy" by being just that. He truly is a great father. He was diagnosed with stage 4 Nasopharyngeal cancer in early 2009. After 35 rounds of radiation and 6 intense rounds of chemo, we have been told the cancer was never gone, and has now spread to his carotid artery. Wow. I have never felt such shock and pain when his doctor gave me that news. He is now getting a cell growth inhibitor called Erbitux to try to slow down the growth of the tumor. We have not told our children that his cancer is not curable. We are going to go with this treatment, and wait for the next MRI in mid February. How do I tell my kids their beloved daddy is going to die? The minute I tell them it will all be so real. I can barely think about it and not cry. My heart is breaking for them so much more than for myself. I think only another mom can understand that. How will I get through this? I know I must for the sake of my daughters.