How do I tell my 9 year old son his father has cancer??

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How do I tell my 9 year old son his father has cancer??

by aspence10 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 05:21 AM

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Any advice would be wonderful...

My son's father was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia yesterday. Yesterday morning I told my son his father was in the hospital because he has a bad cold (at that time we didn't know what was going on). Yesterday around 5pm I was told he has cancer. He started chemo therapy today. We aren't sure how adviced the cancer is... All we know is, he will be in the hospital for a month to do chemo, then he'll have to have a bone marrow transplant, as well as possible surgery on his kidney's (50% & 70% blocked), also he has a tumor on his spleen.

Myself, his father and his step mother don't know how to tell our son the truth why his father is really in the hospital. Our son is only 9 years old and is very close to his father.

I called the school's counselor this morning, I'm waiting for a call back.

Thank you for any advice. 

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