A few of you may know my mother-in-law is dying of cancer. She fought it through chemo/radiation for about 2.5 years before they found it in her brain. They did radiation treatments on her brain, but this was the beginning of the end. Currently she's living at my home (condo). Since 'home' is a 2 bedroom condo, it's made for very cramped conditions as my son now sleeps with the missus and me every night since my MIL is in his bedroom. As of this week her condition has been officially changed from being treated to comfort measures only. This means no more radiation, chemo or any other type of treatment. The only thing to do from here on out is to lower the pain as much as possible. By the end of this week we are receiving what I will call the 'Death Pack'. This Death Pack includes morphine, Adavan(sp?) and other drugs related to keeping dying people from feeling too much pain. Basically she's been written off and I can understand why. The cancer (small oat carcinoma, if it matters) is everywhere in her body and there's no way to remove it. While this is a burden especially on my wife, then me, I know it's starting to get to my four year old son. He's starting to ask questions like "Daddy, when will I die?" "When will you die?" and the like. So far he's only experienced one death in the family, my father-in-law. Anyway, when he asks, the only thing I can think of to say is "A very long time." What I want to know is, has anyone had to deal with issues like this with their kids and how did you go about it? Things are rough enough at home with my wife ready to cry at a moment's notice, my MIL slipping into a depression as she's been given a month to live and me trying to keep things together. I don't want my son getting into a funk at what should be the happiest time of his life. I'm sure the fact she's dying in his bedroom, in his bed (until the hospital bed is delivered) will affect him now or at some point. My apologies for bringing up a downer of a thread, but I need some ideas cuz I'm drawing a blank.