What to say to someone who is dieing
June 23, 2005 7:10 AM Subscribe
What do you say to someone who is in Palliative Care?
posted by smcniven to human relations (12 answers total)
My grandmother was put in Palliative care over the weekend with an estimate of 1-3 months to live. This will be my first experience with losing a grandparent as I'm fortunate to still have all 4 living.
I've sent her a large bouquet of flowers and couriered her some photos of her great-grandchildren both of which she was very happy to recieve. I've also passed messages to her via relatives who are in the same city as her and are visting her.
What I haven't been able to do is call her and talk to her. I know it sounds stupid, but I really have no idea what to say and I don't want to get her upset by losing it on the phone.
So, when I do muster up the courage to call her what should I talk about that won't seem ridiculous? Do you broach the subject of death or do you tiptoe around it? Help Please!