How to help family member with terminal illness?
I just received word that one of my cousins (she is only 61 years old) on my dad's side of the family, (NOT my cousin who has dementia that I care for) has cancer and LESS than 6 months to live. It's really shocked and saddened the family. She lives about an hour's drive from me and I'm just not sure what to do. I don't know how she is handling it, so I don't want to just call or show up. I imagine she is in shock and trying to process this. And what kind of card do you send? Should I take food? Her husband has taken off work to care for her at home. I don't think she was even sick when she got this news suddenly last week. I'm not sure if she will undergo chemo. The doctor said she had only 6 months, even with chemo.
I'm just not sure what you do in cases like this. I've heard the worst thing to do is to do nothing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.