i've lived through my great grandfather and mother dying, both my grand fathers dying and my dog dying who we had to put down about a month ago and it was devastating.
there is nothing much you can do except be there for her. when it comes down to it (especially an older person) then if they are suffering then passing away might be the best option for them. it is a hard thing to go through but one way to do things is to celebrate there life rather than mourn for what has happened.
noone was really there for me, 3 of them i was younger than the age of 10 so i didn't know what to think and i didn't really talk much about it i just kept it to myself. one of my grandfather's passed on 2 years ago during one of my final exams in year 11, before i left the hall i was told that my mother as some news for me. not the best thing to have to go through during final exams.
certainly don't say everything is alright, steer away from that sort of thing. say things like they led a good life and they were suffering so maybe it was for the best and listen to them and comfort them. sorry but i need more information to help any further.
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