My 25yr old daughter, has a 3 year old son. She seperated from her Australian husband in Jan 09. A few weeks later she was diagnosed with leukemia. She is about to undergo 4 weeks further chemotheraphy in 10 days time. She is so poorly, and as such she cannot have shared custody of my wonderful boistrous 3yr grandson (doctors orders) and can only see him for perhaps a few hours a week - thats if she and her ex have had no disagreements - she is very reliant on his goodwill and co-operation at this stage. At this stage we have no prognosis on her recovery.
I am obviously going out of my mind with worry. I live as an ex-pat in Spain, making enough income to survive - nothing more. My other children in the UK usually pay for my flights to the UK. I think I might just be able to get enough money for a cheap flight with a bit of help. I have maintained a good relationship with my son-in-law, and still speak to my grandson weekly, so that when I do eventually get to Australia then I can be the one who cares for my grandson when he is with my daughter. In actual fact, ignorging the disagreements he has with my daughter, I am aware that as a working father my son-in-law is also having a very difficult time.
I, by chance, applied for the extended 12 month visa last year and so I could go at any time.
Does anyone have any advise on the cheapest way to get flights and whether or not I need to get a two way flight?
Thanks for your help. Only those seperated from loved ones by such a distance understand what I'm feeling right now.