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Advice we found helpful with an ill child

Since we found out Georgie was ill we received a lot of support and practical help, for which we are enormously grateful. One of the other things we found really helpful was talking to people who have been through the same experience or similar. So here are pieces of advice we found precious and have been clinging on: 1. Don’t blame yourself! I have wracked my brain trying to figure out if I did something that might have caused the onset of Georgie’s leukemia. Was it that McDonald’s meal? The stress I had during pregnancy? Taking him to have his vaccines? The “what ifs” are torturous but the reality is that we have done nothing to have caused his illness. It just happened. To an apparently healthy baby. And there was nothing we could have done to prevent it. 2. Don’t ask “Why?” A father whose baby went through a similar experience told us something that left us breathless. He had prayed a lot about his baby’s illness and God asked him: “Why not?” We …