How do you run interference or rein in well meaning relatives?
Well we finally know what caused my sister in law, iheartgiantschnauzer, to collapse. Her leukemia has returned.
This has sent my mother in law ( her husbands mom) into a tizzy. She's well intentioned but has never had that great of a relationship with that son. I think they are too much alike. Anyway I've noticed that some of her good intentioned actions (cleaning their house, which resulted in her reorganizing things as moms knows best) have put my BIL even more on edge. He came home yesterday and kept his cool but about lost it when he discovered the "reorganization" and "sprucing".
Things are so fluid right now. With my SIL in hospital and no cleAr cut treatment options at this time. We're here until she's released acting as child care and overseeing the bathroom remodel. Needless to say no one saw this coming as we celebrated her remission last month.
I'm wondering if there's a tactful way to discourage my MIL from smothering or stocking their freezer with 100 frozen meals. I realize this may be her way of coping but if it's disturbing her son, well it seems his needs trumps hers at this time?
Finally. I just wanted to take a second and ask people to check out bethematch.org it's a wonderful site that educates and encourages people to become involved in the bone marrow registry. I never gave much thought to it before our family's own fight against a blood cancer.
Thanks for any suggestions!