I took paid family leave to take care of my father who was dying from cancer. He passed, and the day of his burial my mother was hospitalized with what turned out to be a terminal illness. It took a few weeks for the doctors to confirm that my mother would not recover.
While my mother was in the hospital but I didn’t know yet she was terminal, I was in touch with my office. In early January, I communicated that I would be back in the office no later than Feb 28. By the end of January, I knew she was going to pass on, so I told my client I might take more time.
In mid-February, I started getting company emails from the client. They said they CC=ed me so I could “hit the ground running on the 28th.”
My mom passed in early March, and I was out until mid-April taking care of everything.