Mother Stress: When Your Kid Has a Medical Condition

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The fact that I got that call the other day and was asked about use of insect killers or repellants on my older son's body that could have caused neurotoxicity in his brain with a permanent brain injry left me wondering is something that is stress inducing for me. I was sitting there trying to enjoy my summer vacation at home, with the high maintenance son away, so the house was quiet since the easier one was upstairs watching TV in peace. And now I am thinking about whether something I did in my role as mother (using insect repellent) ever could have hurt my son.Some of my friends and acquaintances have said things to me to imply that I worry and have stress from things and that they and others they know are not doing that. . . .

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