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    Default When does the stress end??

    To other Mums with kids who have serious chronic health issues....how do you cope? I really can't deal with this anymore. It has only been four months since diagnosis and I have realised that there is NEVER going to be an end to this stress and heartache. I can't handle it. My anti-depressant meds have been upped but it has done nothing.

    When does it end?? The stress that any day your child could end up in hospital...or worse A young child with DS2's condition died last week and I can't stop crying about it.

    How do you cope?

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    It must be so hard Witwicky. I am sorry I have no practical advice, couldn't read and not post.

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    Aw huge hugs

    I don't think it does end, sadly. You just learn to cope with it better. Each day you get better at dealing with it.

    We are playing a waiting game with my DS, a wait and see if his condition will develop into something serious, and it sux. Really sux as there is no definitive answer as to when and if. So I can somewhat relate.

    I think if you can't change the diagnosis, you have to change the way you view it and deal with it. Hope you feel better soon, it's a horrible feeling.

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    hun, I have no advice but I do think that little boy is incredibly lucky to have such an intelligent and capable Mummy. I hope someone else has more useful advice for you, I couldn't read and not post

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    hi witwicky, I think the only way to cope is just one day at a time. Maybe even one hour at a time. I would find strength in prayer, but I understand not everyone would relate to that. Is there some support group or something that you can be connected to through the hospital?? perhaps that could lead to some coping strategies for you. hugs Marie.

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    Default When does the stress end??

    Thank you for the kind words. It is much needed.

    I think I have been on auto pilot since diagnosis, and now the reality is really sinking in. I'm exhausted, overwhelmed and I feel so worried for my special little man It has really sunk in lately that it's not a passing illness that is going to go away...it's always there now. It's a part of our life now.

    I think I might start seeing my psych again x

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    Sorry you're going through this

    Going to see a psych if you're feeling like this is a great idea.

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    Default When does the stress end??

    I wish I could say that the worry ends but TBH it doesn't there will always be something that worries you like a growth spurt or gastro but you learn to handle it a lot better as time goes on.. DD1 was diagnosed July 2010 at 3years and for the first 6- 12 months I was a wreck. I must admit I'm a bit more relaxed with things now Even let her have her first sleepover at my mums a few weeks ago and when she has had gastro I haven't hauled her to the hospital every time.

    The best bit of advice I can offer is take some time out for yourself, it's how I've kept sane. You need to attempt to get your mind off it when you get a chance.

    Please feel free to PM me if you need to talk or get it off your chest I know what it's like to want to scream or complain about the bad day when know one really understands..!!

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