Our daughter is 9 now...dealing with her dad being sick now for 8 months...her entire 3rd grade. She opens up and talks to me alot and her dad about her fears. What do you say to your child when they start crying and so afraid her dad is going to die...now or sooner than we had imagined. I just tell her we don't know what's going to happen but we will cross that bridge when we come to it together. She's always been so afraid of being alone(us both dying)...now she is realizing everyone dies but not knowing what is going to happen with her dad is terrible. Most days she's extremely moody and anger/hateful towards me...and I'll take it, it hurts tho. Our family is torn apart by cancer. It's so frustrating. I wish I could take this pain away from her.