I am so sorry
when my mom got sick with cancer my dogs were put on the back burner and I was home for short periods then back taking care of mom. They were the one thing that kept me sane. I brought them one at a time to see my mom and it was good for her. I guess what I'm saying is that as hard and emotional things are or will get maybe it's not a bad thing to have a dog around, they can offer support for you and the kids. There is no better medicine for the kids then to hug and bury their faces in their dog. Sending hugs and prayers.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD