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Old 05-07-2004, 06:22 PM
sherry sherry is offline
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Default single parenting with no help from former

My name is Sherry and I am the single parent of a 7 year old boy with L2 SB and Hydracephalus. I have no help from his father who lives acorss the road from us.I am feeling very stressed and guilty right now.I feel like a nurse more than a mother.My son was recently in the hospital with problems and the doctors said he may be having seizures in his sleep.I need some advice here.Lost as usual.Lol

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Old 07-06-2004, 11:52 PM
morningdove morningdove is offline
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Default single parenting with no help from former

I am also a single parent, but my ex will help out whenever he can.* He didn't always help when we were still together.* He was in denial and felt*guilty a lot of the time. *He*was also*afraid he would hurt our son when doing medical procedures that have to be done daily. With a lot of positive encouragement he started to do it.* Have you looked into getting some respite and/or nursing*from your local CCAC?* It helps to get out of the house, take a break and get rid of the stress.* You're better able to cope when you come back into the home. As for your ex; give it a little time. If you are on speaking terms, see if he can do a small task for you and your son.* This may boost his confidence and he may want to help out a little more.

Don't give up hope. Tomorrow's a new day!

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