I had been nursing my baby through chronic pancreatitis over …

Comment on Bereavement, grief and mourning: What’s the difference? by Sue.

I had been nursing my baby through chronic pancreatitis over the last 9 months and last week he lost the fight. I had him for nearly 15 years. He was the most gentle, loving little man ever. My heart is truly broken. I have had a portrait of him commissioned, photos framed and taken his paw prints to keep him with me. When he comes home it will be in a curled up cat so he can sit in his favourite place in the hearth by the log burner. I will open heart one day to another but right now I need to spend some time in my grief but also without worry as I have worried every time I stepped out the front door as I didn’t want to leave him alone 😿😿

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