not dealing to well after the loss of my son

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   Posted 1/12/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
well i guess i should start with some info about me
I am or was a happy proud mum of 3 until the 14th of september 09 ... a normal day for us my kids age 7,6 and almost 3 did as they normally do, my littlest jacob was a bit cranky so i was sending him for a sleep which was proving difficult so i walked him down to his room and very firmliy said "now go to bed "  ( little did i know that was the last thing i would say to my sweet little baby) he went for his sleep and didn't wake up. It was around half an hour into his sleep
i went into his room to wake him up for a bath, when i went to wake him up he was limp and a little pale i took him straight out to the lounge room and called the ambulnce while i started cpr, all the while my other 2 kids where looking on .  Maybe 5 mins later the ambulance got here and took over, at that point i knew my baby was gone, the absolute worst feeling in the world standing there unable to do anything to save my little boy. The next few weeks were pretty much a blur and i only remember little bits and peices, nothing will tke away the pain of having to bury my son, say goodbye before hs time and hold his cold little hand in mine for the very last time.
So it's been 4 months since my baby went to heaven everyday i wish it had of been me, i am so angry at everything but still trying to hold it together the best i know how for my other 2 kids. I have also found out that i am pregnant (while on the pill) something that is messing with my head even more. I don't know how to deal with all these feelings or the hurt. My husband isnt helping as he doesnt know wht to do or say , he just goes out alot. i cry every night have trouble sleeping because everythig i do hurts... i just want my baby back .

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   Posted 1/12/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
first off I'm so sorry for your loss I can honestly sit here and say I know what your feeling as I lost my step son a couple years ago. It was a tragic accident and the grief was unreal. At first you feel like your whole world has just ended and your body is moving with out you. You may or may not have a period of depression who knows for me I just had to keep moving for the other children. Eventually I was hooked up with a support group called compassionate friends which has helped a great deal. I know it's early for you and the pain is so raw for you but maybe when your ready that might help. My thought go out to you and I wish I had the magic answer for you, but all I can do is just support you. I'm sure there will be others along who will share there story and maybe that will help aswell. Let others carry you at this time of grief until you are able to walk on. peace........

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   Posted 1/12/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
You are going through a lot of grief right now.  Have you considered grief counseling?  I think it would help you tremendously. 
Having a loss such as you have is very traumatic.  Did they say what caused your son's death?  I can't express how sorry I am.  But know that the greiveing process is unique to all of us.  There is no time limit with this.  There is no right or wrong.  So go with it and let it all out.  In time you will start to feel better.  But time is a factor, like I say, there is no limit.  Take it as it comes, cry when you feel like it.  Yell, scream if you want.  Just get it out. 
Stay strong for your other kids, but be kind to yourself.  You have suffered a huge loss and like I said, there is no right or wrong way to grieve.  It all takes time.
Keep posting, let us know how you are doing.  We are all here for you.
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   Posted 1/12/2010 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so so so sorry for your loss.

You're going to grieve this for a long time, so go slow, be easy on yourself. Definitely look into counseling if you haven't yet.

Big hugs,
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   Posted 1/12/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
my deepest condolences. jamie

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   Posted 1/12/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry for your loss. I am also so very happy that you have new life growing inside you. I do not want to assume, but I think it is very logical to think this has to be such emotional rollorcoaster. I agree with everyone else please PLEASE think about therapy/counseling. These two situations are overwhelming in themselves. Let alone having to deal with both at the same time.

Please be very gentle with yourself.  Please be very gentle with yourself.
I think counseling/therapy is a great idea, and really want to encourage you to see about getting some help with dealing with this.
I think it has help me deal with my grief.
Please take care of yourself.

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   Posted 1/12/2010 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
 thank you all for your condolences .. i have looked into counselling however i am yet to find somebody i really want to talk to however i will keep looking. We don't have an answer yet as to why he died he was a happy healthy strong little boy full of beens all the time , this is an extream rollercoaster of emotions and it is confusing to know where and which emotion to try and process first. My other children do counselling with a church based school helper, i worry so much about them at 7 and 6 it is a horrific thing to go through let alone have to " watch mummy trying to save jacob " , and i wonder how they SEEM to be doing so well when i am barely getting by. There are decissions i made in those first few weeks that i know were right but others that i continuously question .... firstly my husband and  I decided to give the children the choice as to whether they came in for the veiwing before the funeral ( my concern was will this mess with their head more or less) i didnt want the last tme they saw their baby brother to be when people were pushing on him and shocking him and putting needles in him , but did i want the last time they saw him to be in a coffin ? I am still struggling with that choice , i will say though as unfortunate as it is they have been around death before (although this was the first "dead person" they sa) and they are rather clued on for their ages.
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