Our expert says:
I doubt that it would have a negative impact on them to learn the truth or to visit their mom ( if she feels up to it and her shrink advises it - maybe now or later ) - aren't they more likely to be upset if they later discover, as they will, that she was ill, and in hospital, and that you didn't tell them ?
Excellent comments from all readers so far.
If she was admitted to an ordinary ward with appendicitis, would you hesitate to tell them, or to take them to visit ?
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