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I have also experienced the death of a child. My 9 year old was killed by a drunk driver in 2000. I have since dedicated my life to offering grief support by directing a support group in my community. I also have developed a Facebook page for another resource for healing.
Janice.... My son was 14 when we lost him in the ER with an allergic reaction to a medication given for a siezure.
He had Autism. He was quite a handful... could not communicate well...behavioral problems...So I can really relate to your story a lot. We are like Mama Bears with these kids... and yet many believe we should have a sense of "Relief " .... because we no longer have the "Burden" Of this diabled child.... Boy that BURNS me Up! Many people look at a disabled person as suffering and it is "A BLESSING".... well as Parents we have a HUGE part of our lives in these kids... I too am lost and feel very Broken. Sometimes I can understand those that feel this way but I get angry that they feel our grief should be less..... My son was the HUB of our family... and since he passed in May of 2009.... I feel like my entire family... and my marriage is unraveling.
I spent 14 years as his advocate... and protector... now I am so totally lost without him.