My wife told her family yesterday after we got back from the hospital. The news for them was really hard to hear as they had just lost heir granddaughter 4 months ago from a congenital heart defect where she had a hole in her heart. Loosing her had devastated them and this news hit them like a brick. We did our best to reassure them that we were not going to loose Luke but i`m sure their still thinking about the one word ``CANCER``.
I wasn`t sure if i wanted to tell my family right away i didn`t want them to start treating luke differently or thinking they couldn`t come around or whatever people would think. i also didn`t want to be answering questions cause i don`t know anything yet. But i decided around 12am that it was as good a time as any. I called my mom first and work her up to tell her. At this point i finally broke down and cried as i told her everything i knew i answered some questions and hung up the phone and went and hugged my wife.
Next i phone my dad he was awake he wasn`t sure how to take it and i`m guessing he`s still digesting all this too. i then called my older sister and she cried and got mad and went through the emotional roller coaster one goes through with these things for us.
Then today i called my older brother and my little sister. By this time i had a little speech ready which is the same one i will use for everyone else.
- Luke has a rare for of cancer
- He`s at Sick Kids and they are 1 of the top 5 hospitals in the world for this.
- i don`t really know much just yet waiting for the MRI
- it`s a 1 in a million chance of him getting this so were going to get him to play the lottery this weekend
-worse case he dies not so worst case he looses his eyes not not so worst case he looses his left eye and so on.
- i`ll let you know more when i know more.
Both of them took it the same mostly shock. Everyone has told us the same thing if we need anything to let them know.
My wife and i are both strong people and we know that we could rely on both our families for anything which makes this a little easier.