Not only are theses thoughts easily to relate to, but they're perfect for allowing me to discuss a topic that myself, our hydran-families, and most families of an individual with special needs face.
It has been nearly 6 years since I became a parent to a child with complex medical concerns of the biggest kind, a terminal condition; that moment Brayden was diagnosed with a brain abnormality during an ultrasound and we were encouraged to terminate the pregnancy. The worst emotion to be shared with me from well-meaning family, friends, and strangers was (and still is) pity. I know it is not intentional, simply an attempt to show empathy and understanding, but to be the subject of pity is a not so nice place to find yourself.
If you have a parent to a medically complex child in your life, there is very little you need to do to be supportive of them.