A good friend of mine has just found out today her dd2 has mild cerebral palsy and autism, she didn't go into detail about the severity (apologies if thats not the right word?) but said he has to go for an MRI in brisbane at some stage. As you can imagine she is feeling lost and trying to get her head around it. She also has a 9 year old son and is 26 weeks pregnant.
I want to be there for her, but I don't want to say the wrong thing... I told her how much of a wonderful mummy she is and that this diagnosis doesnt change how beautiful, happy, loving and sweet her little man is, that he is still the same wonderful little boy he always has been, only now she has the knowledge of what is going on and can finally get some answers she has been desperately searching for for so long.
How can I support her? She lives a few hours away so I am limited to phone calls/texts and fb. What are things I shouldnt do or say? Im not treating her or her son any different- she is just in such a vulnerable place right now and I don't want to make her feel worse or that im brushing off what she is going through.
He + Me = dd1 (July 2007), dd2 (July 2010), dd3 (August 2012), dd4 (May 2014)
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