Mom Slams MIL for Making Baby's Cancer Diagnosis All About Her 😲

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Imagine being a mother dealing with your child's cancer diagnosis, only to have your mother-in-law make it all about her. That's exactly what happened to one woman, who's already struggling to cope with the emotional and physical toll of her baby's illness. Her husband is away, and she's left to handle everything on her own. But when her MIL demands daily updates, this mom has had enough. 💔😥

The Cancer Diagnosis 💔

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MIL's Demanding Call 📞

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Offering a Compromise 🤝

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MIL's Selfish Response 😒

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Mom's Bold Reply 🙅‍♀️

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The Aftermath 🌪

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Update: Delegating Updates 📲

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The Difference Between Moms 💞

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MIL's Lack of Effort 😠

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MIL's Entitlement 🤦‍♀️

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MIL's Lack of Empathy 😔

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The Reality of the Relationship 🌩

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The Need for Respect ✊

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Therapist's Suggestions 🗣

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Brother's Supportive Gesture 💕

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MIL's Absence 😞

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Mom Stands Her Ground Against Self-Centered MIL 😤

This brave mom is dealing with her baby's cancer diagnosis, her husband's absence, and her mother-in-law's selfish demands. When the MIL insists on daily updates, the mom puts her foot down, reminding her that this isn't about the MIL's feelings. As the mom continues to navigate this difficult time, she's found support from her own mother, her brother, and the kind words of strangers. But will her MIL ever learn to put someone else's needs before her own? 🤔💔

Toxic MIL makes baby's cancer diagnosis all about herself 😲

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Red Cross can help bring him home, get support on r/JUSTNOMIL 🙌

naranghim | naranghim

Heartbreaking story of a mother dealing with her baby's cancer diagnosis.

fittoniamaniabania | fittoniamaniabania

Delegate communication to a friend or family member for support and protection 👍

LylaThayde | LylaThayde

Setting boundaries is key when dealing with loved one's cancer 🙏

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Supportive comment defends OP against MIL's selfish behavior 🙌

throwawaygrosso | throwawaygrosso

A kind and supportive comment with helpful advice for parents. 🙏

Ok_Stargazer_333 | Ok_Stargazer_333

Grandma's selfishness in baby's cancer diagnosis - NTA stands firm 😲

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Family feud ensues as commenters debate who's in the wrong 🤷‍♀️

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Supportive Redditors offer advice and resources to NTA OP 🙌

MissMurderpants | MissMurderpants

Survivor empathizes with OP, calls MIL a vulture. 😲

KazDemjinBrekker | KazDemjinBrekker

Supportive comment suggests helpful tip for managing updates during crisis 👍

False-Explanation702 | False-Explanation702

Self-care first! Block her and focus on your little one 🙌

IAmGettingThePig | IAmGettingThePig

Commenter suggests MIL's words shouldn't be seen as competition 🤔

SilenceMuseum | SilenceMuseum

MIL makes cancer diagnosis about herself, even illegally accessing medical records 😱

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Grandmother's inappropriate phone call causes distress for family. NAH.

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Fisher House provides support to military families in need ❤️

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Survivor of neuroblastoma offers words of encouragement to fellow patient 💪

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Delegate dealing with MIL to someone else, STAT! 😠

TheBaddestPatsy | TheBaddestPatsy

Supportive comment receives virtual hugs and encouragement ❤️

Melody_PondPhD | Melody_PondPhD

Grandmother overstepping boundaries during baby's cancer diagnosis. NTA.

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Supportive comment validates emotional and physical toll of situation 👏

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Military mom receives support and advice for family situation.

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Keeping a cancer diagnosis private can hurt loved ones too 😢

Outside-Feeling | Outside-Feeling

Suggesting a way to deal with overbearing MIL 🤔

whatchagonnadobedo | whatchagonnadobedo

Creating a group chat for updates: a good boundary-setting idea 👍

charletRoss | charletRoss

MIL's absence from granddaughter's life might be justified. 🤷‍♀️

DlProgan | DlProgan

Navigating family dynamics during a difficult time 👥💔

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Commenter empathizes with OP's MIL issues, offers support and advice.

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Self-centered MIL makes baby's cancer diagnosis about her. NTA wins.

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Supportive comment calling out MIL's selfish behavior during baby's cancer.

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MIL makes baby's cancer diagnosis about herself. Commenter suggests sassy response. #NTA 😲

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Supportive commenter agrees with OP and suggests going no contact.

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Setting boundaries with toxic family members is important for mental health 🙏

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NTA asks for clarification on LO, gets helpful reply 👍

MqAuNeTeInS | MqAuNeTeInS

Supportive comment condemns MIL's selfish behavior in cancer diagnosis.

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Commenter firmly supports OP's decision to stand up to MIL.

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Comment suggests military should have better family relocation policies 👍

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Supporting a loved one with cancer: sharing updates vs self-pity 👍

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Supportive comment to mom dealing with child's cancer, criticizing MIL.

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Supportive comment section with NTA verdict and well wishes 😊

Dimityblue | Dimityblue

Heartfelt support for parent dealing with MIL's insensitivity 😢

PersiPaige | PersiPaige

Confused commenter seeks explanation for common parenting acronym.

Delouest | Delouest

Update your mom instead of dealing with MIL's insensitivity. 💕

LittleFatSheep | LittleFatSheep

Suggestion to create a group chat for both families included 👥

annoyed68 | annoyed68

Grandparent's pain is real but MIL handled poorly. NTA

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Supportive comment offers validation and empathy for struggling parent.

Singing7Leo | Singing7Leo

Pediatric intern offers support and advice to cancer-diagnosed baby's family.

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Heartfelt support and offers of help for family with sick baby ❤️

DarthVadarLips27 | DarthVadarLips27

Helpful advice on emergency leave for military families dealing with illness.

RetMilRob | RetMilRob

Supportive comment offers empathy and encouragement to mother.

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MIL's selfish behavior during baby's cancer diagnosis. NTA.

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Grandma deserves to know, but making it about her is wrong 😒

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A helpful suggestion for sharing medical updates on 👍

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Supportive comment suggests keeping family informed during difficult time. 🙌

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Sending love and support to a brave mom dealing with crisis 💜

MonicaHJ | MonicaHJ

Supportive comment calls out MIL's narcissism, encourages focus on LO's.

Mis_Red | Mis_Red

A heartwarming story of friendship and support during tough times ❤️

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Supportive comment applauds OP's restraint and wishes baby well ❤️

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Dealing with insensitive people at difficult times can be tough 😔

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Supportive comment offers advice for dealing with difficult MIL.

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NTA receives support and shares a helpful article on how to comfort.

rrincon6 | rrincon6

Grandma makes baby's cancer about herself. NTA for setting boundaries.

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Sending support to OP and their family during this difficult time 🙏

Romdowa | Romdowa

Sharing updates on a blog can be therapeutic during tough times 🙏

Stella430 | Stella430

Supportive comment about keeping cancer diagnosis private for emotional reasons 😢

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