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A child with an inoperable brain tumor
January 17, 2011
2:59 pm
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freeme
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I have a friend whose son an inoperable brain tumor (he is 9).  It is the saddest thing in the world, I can't imagine watching my child die and that is what they are doing.  Slowly his body is shutting down, the tumor is growing at super fast speeds.  I am trying to be there as much as I can, but I don't know what to say or do.  Any tips?

January 18, 2011
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I have been there, though not exactly like this.  I babysat a beautiful little boy who was given a very short time to live.  I loved this boy.  He was so sweet.  He was surrounded by love. Anyway, he actually beat the odds and defied the doctors, living for a decade longer and thriving.  I know it's not the same, but I think all you can do is love and be there if they need you.

January 18, 2011
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Being there as often as you can is the main thing. As for what to say - that is harder. The main thing is to avoid platitudes like - "well, I think he's a bit better today" or "you two are so brave" and such like. If this child is terminal and the activities around him are limited, you can find positive things to say in what is happening - "he really enjoyed that story you just read to him", "he laughed at the bubbles we were blowing".  He is alive and such statements affirm his life as it is NOW.

If you have moments when you just don't know what to say - tell the parents so, touch their arm, give them a hug is you are close enough and say "I just don't know what to say to you right now" or "There's nothing I can say - but I'm here and I want to be here"

Francine

October 1, 2011
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Brain Cancer can be cured!!!!!!  I do not get paid for the information I am about to give.  I too have been touched by someone I love with Brain Tumors.

 

Dr. Burzynski - has cured children with inoperatible Brain Cancer!

 

Look him up on the internet and please let me know what you think.  DO IT NOW.   

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