Rachel

by Rachel
(England)

As a result of medical negligence , our daughter Megan was severely brain damaged at birth leaving her totally reliant upon us physically and mentally 24 hours a day for the rest of her life. Nothing could have prepared me for the roller coaster of deep grief , pain and emotional suffering at being unable to 'save ' her or to go back in time or to stop her physical suffering. Whilst we have 3 beautiful children including Megan and 16 years have passed , I can say with all honesty that the grief burns as strong today as it did back then and I really feel that it is like being bereaved but without the death ' the finality ' and as we watch our children grow ,each milestone that they reach is wonderful but also a reminder that Megan will never be like them and so we cannot work through the process of grief as every day requires us to meet her needs alongside the emotional stuff. This type of grief is never ending and I think , without a 'type' .

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