Traumatic loss of an only child


Traumatic loss of an only child

I started this group so that people who have lost their only child or the only child that remained, as in my case, could come together because I believe people that did have a child or children who now have none have special issues.

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My first panic attack 2 Replies

Last night and this morning I spent crying uncontrollably. I miss my daughter so much and I feel this terrible emptiness without her. I couldn't go to work.  I was able to take a shower and get…Continue

Started by Wendy. Last reply by Wendy Jan 19, 2012.

I lost my son on 6/26/2011

I lost my son on 6/26/201, he took his own life behind many factors, he thought he was a monster, he was far from that. He had everything going for him, he met this girl online who messed with mind…Continue

Started by Zena Escobedo-McQuade Nov 21, 2011.

I just lost my only child, please help me. 4 Replies

3 weeks ago tomorrow, I am looking for any help I can get. i am lost

Started by Sandra LaBonte. Last reply by Sandra LaBonte Aug 23, 2011.

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Comment by amanda reese on January 19, 2014 at 10:43pm

im loosing my mind in all this grief and I don't know how to handle this pain. on janurary 12th of this yr 2014 it marked one yr since I loved my one and only beautiful babygirl Sophialynn. ive never felt a worse pain than this, and im not sure how to control this and im in need of some one who knows the pain to help me.

Comment by Tammy Henson on December 2, 2013 at 9:32pm

I am not sure why, but 3 months and a few days later.. I can't seem to keep it in check today.

Comment by DH on February 4, 2013 at 12:27am

Hi Gina. I am so very sorry about your loss. It is devastating to lose a child. But to lose an only child changes our lives completely. This is going on 8 weeks for me. It still hurts. It have a feeling it always will.

Comment by Gina Stone on January 25, 2013 at 1:53pm
hi my name is gina and 3 weeks ago I lost my only child my son age 26, from some unknwon heart problem. I am so very very lost. I loved him dearly. How do any of you get through this, Ugh!!!! My heart goes out to all of you that have to go through this.
Comment by Jodi Denton on November 8, 2012 at 2:42am

((((HUGS)))) to all of you who have joined this group.I have read the postings and I am so sorry for each of you.I cant believe it has been 2 years for me. It does not feel any better. I'm very sorry I havent been here to greet you all personally but I have gone back to school and that has taken all my time. I will try to be here alot more often but feel free to talk to each other and get to know one another. We dont have to suffer alone. Reach out.

Comment by Jeanette Kiester on September 9, 2012 at 10:46pm

It has been nearly 6 weeks since my son age 26 passed due to an ongoing heart rhythm condition. He was finally happy in his work and his life. I don't know if his guard was down with health but you have to wonder. It still won't bring him back. People say such stupid things when you have an only child. I remember it way back when with people's comments.  They don't walk in your shoes or reasons for having one. Not everybody can have piles of kids and often those that do often don't care for them. This was not the case in our family. We were so blessed having him in our lives. I miss talking to him so and I know he'd be telling me some political story from the current news. Oh I miss that sparring. What great fun listening to him about these candidates. Sometimes conversation shifted to music or even sports. We are so shattered now. People say time helps. Hard to believe them when grief is so unbearable. I see so many parents now in grief support. You recognize there are so many good folks out there who have been living this way. My own grandmother did over 30 years ago and I didn't understand at the time. Now I can understand why her affect changed. I wonder if I will sleep at all tonight. 

Comment by Pat McCarter on August 21, 2012 at 5:08pm

4 months tomorrow we lost our only child Andrea to a drug over dose. She was 34.  I feel suspended in time.  I feel empty.  There are days I can't leave the house, today was one of them.  I sat on the porch all day and tried to relive the last time I saw her.  She lived in FL and I live in TN.  The last time I saw her was the week of December 2011, when she went back to FL to try to get her life back, and get straight.The time between December and March 22, I believed she was doing well, getting treatment and succeeding.  She was the "Great Pretender".  My heart is in so much pain and I can't even think of anything else.  I have tried to lay blame on so many people and it is wrong.  I blame myself for trusting her.  Several times I got the impression that I should just leave and go to FL.  Then something would have here and money would become the problem about getting there.  She was my only child by choice because I wanted her to have all the options I never had in life.  I miss her so much.

Comment by Nicky on January 23, 2012 at 1:12pm
9 weeks ago my lil boy drowned. How could this feels like i'm in a dream and every morning i expect him to come running to me. I can not deal with the reality of my loss. I take calming tablets just so that i can look at his pictures. I miss my son so much!!!!!
Comment by Wendy on December 21, 2011 at 5:32pm

I lost my only daughter Jocelyn on September 18th, 2011.  She was hit by a drunk driver - hit and run - after she'd fallen off her bike in Alhambra, CA. I know I'm only touching into the very beginning of what will be a long and painful experience. She was 24 years old, and we were very close. I'm not sure what's ahead but am glad I found this forum. Hopefully, I can meet others who I can talk with about this situation.  Everything for me has changed, and I'm just starting to sort through the full extent of it.

Comment by Holly Jean Comstock on December 10, 2011 at 10:00pm

Hello everyone I joined Grief support today. On my page I shared the passing of Heather My 19 yr. old Daughter. She passed away on Oct. 10th 2010 in the US 23 highway car accident near Okemos, MI I miss Heather so much, She was my best friend and a blessed gift to my husband and I. I'm struggling to get through the days. Thanks for listening


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