Being referred to palliative care for a child can be terrifying, but actually their roll is to help their patients & families get the most out of life.
Dealing with Death – after you have lost a Child
I never considered before what dealing with death after I lost Matthew would be like. It's Father's day.Today I am mourning another little person gone too soon. I absolutely 100% knew dealing with death of children close to me would happen. But I didn't know how it was going to affect me. Another blow Yesterday … Continue reading Dealing with Death – after you have lost a Child
Processing Anxiety as a Grieving Mum
Anxiety is part of my journey as a grieving mum. It is new an unfamiliar, just like learning to live with the death of my child. Today I went to a kids indoor climbing place with a playground on the side. Luke took us there with our 3 1/2 year old Mackenzie, to get out … Continue reading Processing Anxiety as a Grieving Mum
A Day at a Time; Coping with Grief
Coping with the grief of losing a child.I was honoured by a request to share my experience with Christina and her community at http://www.thisisreallifemama.com Christina is a licensed therapist Christina is a mental health professional, she also works from home to care for her children. She is a licensed therapist in California and still completes … Continue reading A Day at a Time; Coping with Grief
A Special Needs Mum beating the isolation
For me as a special needs mum, the feelings of anger, frustration, loneliness and isolation were definitely part of every admission, even at times every stint at home. Sometimes even more so. I am discovering more and more how that effected me during Matthew's life. I knew they effected me, but the time to really … Continue reading A Special Needs Mum beating the isolation
I cannot comprehend (at this moment) living with a pain that won't ever go away. That has it's own currents like an ocean.
Preparing for a funeral financially
"How do people pay for their child's funeral?"
I wander around getting ready, but also 'now what SHOULD I be doing right now?' Well as my lovely support network tells me, there are NO rules. I get to choose what I'm up for or not.
The letter in the mail
Not long ago, weeks after the funeral a non-descriptive letter arrived in the mail. I got it out of the mail box and Luke gave me a sideways look, he had been trying to check the mail first, ever since they had told us we would receive the death certificate in the mail. I probably … Continue reading The letter in the mail
...So we began to get creative. Going broke or bankrupt wasn't part of our plan.