Goodbye Grandpa: Doing the right thing vs. doing the easy thing when a loved one is dying

Goodbye Grandpa: Doing the right thing vs. doing the easy thing when a loved one is dying

I have three kids. 17, 15 and 12 and this month has been one of the, if not the, most difficult months of my parenting history. For the past 17 years, I have taught my kids how to handle difficult situations. From playground spats to breakups with boyfriends, I seemed to be handling it well.  That is, until two weeks ago when I was thrown for a loop. My father-in-law, who lives in New York (we live in MN), was admitted into the ICU for an infection. He was 84 and had gone to a clinic for kidney dialysis. He came out with MRSA , a staff infection that is highly resistant to antibiotics.

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