You are not alone

You are not alone

Author: Nickie, A Pact Parent

Dear parents of children with cancer,

I see you. I feel you.

This is hard; it’s draining, it’s exhausting, it’s traumatic, it’s consuming and it’s emotional.

Being a parent is hard. Full stop. But being a parent to a child who has additional needs is just something else.

We have to medicate and we have to advocate.

We maintain the correct levels of fluids and nutrition. We check blood levels, sugar levels, temperatures and watch closely for side effects and symptoms.

We support our children emotionally, physically and mentally and are often asked heartbreaking questions that are just too difficult to answer.

We have to see our kids suffer and we can’t make it better.

We love our kids dearly and would do absolutely anything for them….. but we are just a human and we just sometimes need a damn break.

To all you parents……. you deserve that moment, to collect your thoughts, to let out your emotions and just breathe.

You are not alone.

You are doing an amazing job.