DD2 is almost 4, she is a sensitive child, and has health issues so she is frequently ill. ER trips are commonplace in my house.
On the 4th of July we were in the mountains with my family, my parents large dog was poisoned and died very suddenly. Before we knew what was going on, the dog went missing, we found her, it wasn't a pleasant scene, the kids were running around helping us look.... we said she was sick and needed to go lay down, because she was ill. We kept the kids away and she died a short time later, DD2 never saw her after the time that we first found her but it obviously was traumatic.
DD2 has been ill twice since then, the last time she very calmly told DH that she was sick and was going to die. Poor thing.
I've talked to her about it, that the dog was very ill, but DD2 does get really sick as well so she doesn't get the difference. She is also always sick, she gets several viruses a month on average, winter is months of never ending illness. I was hoping that time would help. Only I just received a text from DH at the hospital saying that his dad(well, not his bio dad but a very close friend of DH's family and really the only family DH has now) is on life support right now and not expected to make it. We see him frequently, he was just over Sunday night, but she also wasn't that close to him. He never had children and while he liked our kids, he never knew what to do with them and therefore never spoke to them or did anything to them. What do I tell her now? She already has it in her mind that when she gets sick she is going to die and now someone else is sick and is going to die.