When People We Love Are Physically Sick.

Mazel, my mom is sick right now in the hospital and I am scared. Have you ever had someone close to you get really sick? If so, how did you handle it?

When someone you are close with gets sick it can be very scary. The uncertainty of what is going to happen next causes a lot of anxiety. One of my parents is sick right now and I have been scared too. I know what you are experiencing. When he was gone at the hospital for a long time I wasn’t sure if he was going to be alright. I found myself worrying a lot about him. It was also unsettling having to stay at other people’s homes. All I wanted was to sleep on the bed with him. What I found to be very helpful was having people around me who cared. People were petting me all of the time. They knew I was upset, but I found them to be supportive. I would encourage you to have close family and friends around you during this time. Nothing beats a good hug or uplifting words from someone who cares about you. Or in my case a nice scratch on my belly.

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