There are many reactions to losing a child. Among them:
Emotional: Shock, anger, sadness, fear, hopelessness, guilt, confusion and possibly relief following the child's suffering.
Physical: Shortness of breath, rapid heart beat, exhaustion, sleeplessness, disorientation and sensitivity to noise.
Spiritual: Anger with God, feelings of abandonment and/or doubt and confusion, and perhaps a sense of punishment.
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