I never could handle my child being so sick.
You are super woman.
I don't know how you cope.
I just cannot imagine.
These are all expressions I have heard and although I understand the statements it's not always accurate. Sometimes parents of sick children fall apart. Sometimes we cry, we scream, and we feel very lost. The video below made me do the ugly cry at work. I have done every single one of these acts and once you get yourself together you wipe your tears and keep walking. You do it because your child needs you and they deserve the best possible care. I have cried learning about the feeding tube just like the mom below, I have crumbled in the shower bawling, I have screamed in the car asking why Jude, and I have cried in an elevator while people were around. So yes.........you could handle it but sometimes it breaks you. Then if you lose that child the glue that held you together is no longer there so you have to find a new formula to keep moving forward.