Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: A little stone house
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We lost our 5 year old son James last week Wednesday. We're still in shock, I think, because we seem to spend most of our time feeling pretty numb. It's been days since I've felt a strong emotion.
Have others here lost children around that age? I think any loss is horrible, I'm not looking to compare, I just would like to know if anyone out there has been in shoes like ours. No one I know in real life has lost a child.
I'm Elisabeth, by the way. We have two other sons--ds1, who is James' identical twin, and ds2 who is 19 months old. James and ds1 have a genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, and more or less it's what killed James. He had a horrible seizure that resulted in brain damage. We miss him terribly.
We're in the process now of planning his memorial, but we're also incredibly sick (literally), so it's not going very well. It's hard to find energy.
RedOak ~ Momma to DS (8) , DS (4) , DD (3) , & DD 9/10 ~