my oldest died of bacterial menengitis(hospital contamination)its been 4 years now(hed be 7 now) was 2 1/2 when this happened i was very young myself.i never really got over this never grieved never seeked counciling...dont have money for it.i t never got any easier...my other son is the same age recently got croup and was dead for a whole 3 minutes thank god the emergency operator helped me bring him back,i have been just horrible since then,woried depressed and well needless to say scared,i dont know how to cope with all this.my husband tries to understand he just cant as it wasnt his child who passed.any suggestions a grieved stricken mother?(also isn't easy considering the same age range of occurences)Answer Question
Answer by Kennadismom at 5:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss. And for your recent scare. There may be counseling in your area that you can afford, or that accepts your insurance. There are a lot of options out there from local governments that offer assistance. Try googling some options. Also, check here on Cafe Mom for groups of moms who have lost a child. You may find much needed support from people who can relate.
Answer by chillemi78 at 5:55 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by write2sarah at 6:16 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by Kayere at 6:40 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Besides the great answers above, a lot of churches offer grief counseling and grief groups for free. Even if you are not a member or don't believe it may help to be around people who understand (as much as anyone can). Talk to your family practitioner and hopefully they will be able to point you in the right direction. I am very sorry for your loss!!!
Answer by mama_l at 8:35 PM on Oct. 4, 2008
Answer by EJsHottMama at 11:33 PM on Oct. 4, 2008