This post is not about me at all. It's about a friend I knew in high school. She had a son who was born w/a heart issue. He had a transplant last year and seemed to be doing okay. He had some issues, but seemed to be overcoming each of them. Last week he came down with the "flu". It hit him hard and sent him back into the hospital. Over the weekend he progressively got worse. Sunday he was placed in ICU because his kidney's were failing and his lungs were filling up with fluid. And each post his mother put on Facebook was more bad news. Last night he died... He was only 8 years old... He was doing so well.. I'm so upset for his mom and dad, his grandparents, aunts and uncles.
It's not that I was close to this family. I just following her story because she was a friend from high school. With each post yesterday I was brought back to when I was losing my daughter. I remember the image of a dying child that was laying in front of me. I remember having to make the decision to end life support. I remember the days following her death and the burial decision that had to be made so quickly. I remember the holidays after and how nothing ever felt complete. I remember the pain of seeing other babies and the pain of hearing another mother call out the same name as my child. That pain never ends.
My heart just breaks for her and the hard road of healing ahead. Life sucks and is so unfair..
Life is so unfair! I'm so sorry for your (distant) friend and for the memories it brought back to you. It is comforting yet also painful the bond that unites loss mothers, whether we have ever met at all, not seen another in years or are very close. Its a burden we shouldn't have to bear, with a bond we wish we didn't have to form. Sending you strength and caring.
love and hugs
I'm so sorry about your friend's loss. I agree, life can be so unfair sometimes. It just sucks. I'm glad she and her family have you to give some support through such a hard time, when our friends hurt we hurt too. Sending you many hugs and prayers.
Many many hugs to you! its so hard to watch someone you love embark on the hard road of grief. Wish I could give you both a huge hug!
Life is so unfair and leaves us with so many unanswered questions. Nicki
Life is unfair. I am sorry to hear about your friend's loss. Like previously said it is hard to watch someone go down this road. Prayers for your friend.
I am so sorry to hear about your friend's on. I will never understand why bad things happen to good people. Some days, I don't think we are ever meant to know.
My heart goes out to you, your friend and her family.
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