About the Book

Caring for a sick or injured sibling isn’t something most folks plan for. Most folks never even think about it. And then, Bam! Your life is suddenly interrupted by a brother’s or sister’s health crisis.

Now what?

SibCare: The Trip You Never Planned to Take grew out of Taffy Cannon’s experiences with her own brother’s complicated, long-distance illness. It’s organized to make it easy to find the information you need and avoid what you don’t.

  • How do you get started?
  • What do you need to know, and how can you find it out?
  • What’s the medical situation and what does that mean?
  • What legal paperwork do you need, and why?

… and perhaps most important of all…

  • How do you maintain your own sanity?

Sibling relationships are usually the longest of your entire life. Your parents are there at the beginning and a partner and children may join you for the middle and later years, but the sibs are mostly along for the entire journey, marching with you side by side through your family’s history.

SibCare: The Trip You Never Planned to Take is your road map when that family history detours into medical terrain.