Posted by Karen (220.127.116.11) on June 26, 2000 at 16:57:27:
In Reply to: Sorry your child is in pain... posted by August on June 26, 2000 at 16:39:36:
While Stephen is twice the age of Sherri's child he is also immature and a very very sensitive child.
All I can say is that it is extrememly difficult to remain calm when your child is in that much pain. You want to find them relief and you want it immediately! I was hardly calm when taking Stephen to the ER those times. I was loving and reassuring but I was also a mom with a mission and calm is not what I was nor was I out of control but I will say I was frantic.
I also felt I could not lose control in front of Stephen, that I had to remain in control and strong and not cry. I couldn't do that either. I had to cry with him, my heart was breaking and I was hurting horribly. It helped Stephen to focus on me and my feelings more and less on the pain he had. Good or bad? doesn't really matter.
I think it's okay for a child to see that their parent is human and can't always hold it together and gets frightened and scared for their children.
I think it depends on the child in the end and no one knows a child better than the parent in most cases.
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