My two boys know that I have Crohn's. To be exact, they know that I have an "illness" that makes me NOT be able to eat what they eat or do things that they do and they know that there are times that daddy just needs to rest for awhile. They also know that sometimes I have to go to hospital, but they don't understand "why"........which, when I think about it, neither do I.
Having said all that, one son actually "hurt" me by giving me a hug. Yes a hug. They are normally very careful around me, but he just squeezed too hard. I doubled over in pain as it was quick and the sudden pain made me bend right over.
What hurt the most? The look on my 7 year olds face. I think he thought he killed me and looked scared.
I felt awful.
Things like this can happen, and its not his fault, he just wanted to give me a hug.
The point is, something as simple as a hug can put a Crohnie down for the count.
What a sucky disease!!