Loss of my grandson

Today marks the day that Rowan was due, sadly with health complications he was born sleeping on March 17th. Today is a day of loss and sadness for my son and wife, my heart goes out to them. Finding the right words, if to hug or not, if to message or just to remember in my own way was difficult. I have bought roses for my son and wife, and for me and I will plant a rose in honour of those we’ve lost. A Rowan tree is growing beautifully in their garden. This is hard for all of us x


Hello @Shirl2,

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandson Rowan. It sounds as though things are very difficult at the moment for you all.

I’m glad that you’ve been able to share how you are feeling here and I hope that you find the community a good source of support. Everyone here has experienced the loss of a loved one and will understand some of what you are going through.

I’m sure someone will be along to offer their support, but I wanted to share a few Sue Ryder resources with you that may help you right now.

More good places to find support are:

They offer support specific to losing a child within the family.

Take care - keep reaching out,