Coping with the Diagnosis: Grief, Anxiety, Worry
Your day-to-day life can be a happy place even though your child is going to die.
“When she was diagnosed, I didn’t know that you could become comfortable with the knowledge that your child wouldn’t be there forever and that you could still have a pretty happy cohesive family with the child that has a terminal disease and we didn’t realize that until we were living it but it’s true.”
People manage their feelings very differently.
<em>People manage their feelings very differently.</em> Pediatric psychologist Nancy Frumer Styron talks about how people manage the feelings very differently: some cling onto absolute hope; others go immediately to the worst and want lots of information.