When a child is injured, everyone in the family is affected. A child's absence is especially felt during hospitalization and rehabilitation. Other family members can feel left out, when so much time and energy is given to the care of the injured child. As you begin to plan for the future, think about how your child's injury will affect others in the family and how you can balance everyone's needs.
— As a single parent, I felt very alone and relied on my close friends for support. My older son felt cut off because he was in college and too far away to visit. We talked almost every day on the phone and that was how he stayed in touch and helped me.