*LC Posted June 5, 2009 Share Posted June 5, 2009 Hi, I need some opinions on what to do in a bad situation. My uncle was diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago. Since then he has been sick with ulcers and other things. He was in the hospital for a couple of weeks last month, and my mother went to help. He then fell and went back to the hospital. Then, he went home, but he was not eating well. My parents went to visit him last week. The doctor decided that he had an infection, and they put him on antibiotics. My parents left Tuesday for a trip to Europe. My uncle went back to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. My mom was told this Tuesday night as she was getting on the plane. However, at that point they didn't know what was going on. My mom got on the plane crying and e-mailed my aunt contact information for them in Europe. (All this is from my aunt.) Tonight, my aunt called to say that my uncle's kidneys have shut down and the doctors are not giving them a lot of hope. The doctors are trying to fix the situation. My aunt says the cancer has blocked one of the kidneys, and a CT scan was taken to see if that is wrong with the other one. My aunt says she is praying that nothing happens for two weeks. The question is do we call my mom to get her to come home? On Saturday, she will get on a boat, and we don't know if it will be possible for her to get off the boat. They are to be on the boat for about two weeks. They are expected back in the United States on Monday, June 22. My mom and uncle have no other siblings. They are close. Their parents have been dead for 20 and 60 years respectively. My mom's aunt died a number of years ago while my mom was out of the country. We didn't let her know, because she couldn't have made it home. My sister and I attended the funeral for our family. I think my mom understood, but she wasn't happy with us. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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