Saturday, April 18, 2009

The drama of the sick child

Ok, so these are just my thoughts, the thoughts of a mother who has lost her child.

As I've mentioned about 86 times. I read a lot of blogs. A lot of the blogs I read are of parents who have buried a child. Most of those blogs I didn't come to after the child died, but while the child was still with them, fighting for life. I am drawn to these blogs because I've lived that life. I've lived that rollercoaster.

I've also noticed that a lot of these blogs have huge readerships. HUGE. Which is great because the more people supporting these families, the better.

Unfortunately I've also noticed that when the child dies, so does the readership.

Why is that? Are people caught up in the drama of the minute to minute life or death rollercoaster ride of the critically ill child, and when the child dies, just as suddenly so does the excitment?

It saddens me to my core. Please realize that the roller coaster does not end for the family because their child has died. The roller coaster continues for a very long time. Maybe forever.

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