Tell Us: What's the Worst News You've Had to Deliver?

Denise

Tell Us: What's the Worst News You've Had to Deliver?

Denise
newspapers-444449_640This morning, I had to deliver bad news to my dad. My mom's hemoglobin number dropped, which means she's probably bleeding again. They have to give her another pint of blood.

Early in my mom's hospitalization, I had to call my dad to tell him that she was still losing blood and they needed to give her blood. "How much?" he asked. I took a deep breath. "Two pints," I answered. He moaned as if I physically hurt him.

I hate giving bad news. I do my best to give it the best I can, which means I just say it, I don't sugar coat it, I don't beat around the bush. I don't overreact as I give the news but I don't pretend the news isn't bad. How much that helps, I don't know.

It's just never good to give bad news.

I wonder about the bad news you've had to deliver. What happened? How did you say it? Please share your experiences in our comments section, below.