Re: Mother-in-law passed away
Update: A couple days ago, my sister-in-law took my brother-in-law shopping and he had a seizure. He has had them before, so she tried to wait for him to come out of it. When he didn't, they rushed him to the hospital. Thank God they have a van converted for him. He had three more while at the hospital. After she told us, my husband and I discussed it and decided that if she preferred moving down there, that would probably be best for their brother. We think his seizures were stress induced, due to the shock of losing their mom, and the excitement of having his sister there.
So, we have paid for the expenses related to mother-in-law's cremation. Given the circumstances, we thought it better to try to pay down the necessary bills so they didn't get anything shut off while getting everything straightened out.
Once we knew sister-in-law was down there, my husband broke down. I think he was running on adrenaline, really. But, his sister kept saying he needs to get down there, and then that different bills needed to be paid. They had a shut off notice for electric, rent was coming due ($1900 for rent!!)... So, it was a difficult decision, but we told her that either we could pay to keep the electric on or hubby coukd fly down, we couldn't do both. She had met with brother-in-law's care coordinator and got everything else worked out. So, hubby is not flying down at this time. Anything we get will still go to help them with the changes they are needing to make, and we will, on our own, work on saving up to go down there to visit asap.
I am keeping the GoFundMe open, for now, only because we still do not know the extent of the bill problems mother-in-law had. It is still such a mess. Initially, the focus was to pay for her expenses and get brother-in-law up here. Now, the focus is on making the changes with as little trauma as possible. Sister-in-law is petitioning the court to become his guardian, with our complete support. We need this done asap because his funds were frozen along with mother-in-law's, once Social Security learned of her death. When we know all is well, I will be closing down the GoFundMe page... even if we raise nothing more.
Thank you, again, everyone, for your prayers, kind words, and help.
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