My husband has recently been hospitalised for a significant illness and I've just found out I carry a chromosomal abnormality that I've passed onto my child which has led to developmental delays and other potential health problems down the line. Added to that is not being able to conceive a much wanted second baby for fear of passing this chromosomal issue on.
I feel like my 'friends' have left me to fend for myself. I know everyone has their own stuff to deal with but Someone who I consider my closest friend for instance hasn't phoned me since finding out hubs was in hospital or what's happening with my child. I too have a tendency to start to shut down when things are happening around me and am feeling alone and very sad. Whilst I am continuing on being as good a mother as I can and visiting my husband in hospital and working as much as I can so we have an income, I feel like I am on auto-pilot and break down regularly.
I've never dealt with anything like this before and not having any friends to lean on am not quite sure what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?