Members StephG0912 Posted March 18, 2012 Members Report Share Posted March 18, 2012 In April of 2010, my 11 yr old stepdaughter was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. At the time she was given less than two months to live. She fought it and we helped her and she has lived for almost 2 yrs. In Feburary, she became ill we thought that it was just a virus because she's had them in the past and has been ok. When the doctor ran the tests he gave us the devastating news that she is no longer in remission. We were supposed to be married that May and I postponed our wedding because she lives in another state and I made the decision that he needed to stay with her until we knew what was going to happen to her. Because she was in the hospital for over a year before she stablized, we don't have much money and he was in the middle of a nasty custody battle for her so I was unable to be around her. Now that she is no longer in remission, my husband is so angry and he is literally making himself sick to the point he may have to be hospitalized himself. Because I am not as emotionally involved in this as he is I have been able to see things from a more objective point of view. However, I am at a loss for words on how to comfort him. I have tried to tell him that things happen for a reason and that only God knows why. I let him yell, scream and cry and I support him 1000%. He feels like he is being punished for something and I have tried to tell him that is not the case. He told me that he hates God right now and I told him that he does not he is just very angry. My husband is a firefighter and an EMT and he feels completely helpless. It kills me to see him like this and not knowing what to say makes it even harder for me. I know that if it were one of my children I would be the exact same way he is. I would be very angry. What words of comfort can I say to him? I choose my words carefully when I do talk to him but I would really appreciate any input that can be given. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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