I know I’m being very stupid, but over the last few months I have been worrying more and more about my daughter and her two little ones age 4 yrs and 5 months.
Every time they get a cough or a sniffle, or an upset tummy, I can’t help imagining that they have been stricken with some rare and deadly
disease, and I can’t sleep or think straight until they’re quite well again.
As youngsters seem to have some sort of virus more often than not, I am doing a lot of worrying!
It seemed to start last September just after DGS was born by CSection. He came home then had to be rushed back into hospital after having an apnoeic attack - he turned blue and frightened us half to death! Apparently this is quite common with Caesarean babies, and they get over it very quickly.
Since then I am feeling ill with worry, which is daft as I’m a trained nurse and should know better. My daughter, who is an excellent mother, has pointed out that she can’t take the children to the doctor with every little puke or sniffle, although she is quite understanding of my anxiety.
My GP was less than helpful - he laughed and said how about I concentrate on my own health instead.
I’m sure you’ll all be thinking what a loony old bat I am, but I feel better for just having written it down!
Am I alone in this, or are there other super-anxious grannies amongst you lovely ladies?
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