Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:59
DOVE. Just read your later post.... Terrible thing to loose a child. Were you related to the child/family ? Must have been terrible.
Not related - a family I'd worked with for a few years, very isolated mum whose family kept their distance as they didn't understand her son's disability and seemed to think it might be contagious or some form of divine retribution rather than what it actually was, an inherited genetic condition.
She had no one else to be with her and liaise with the medical staff etc - I used to work for Children' Services supporting families who had a child/children with severe learning and/or physical disabilities..