I wonder if I'll be able to balance a career and a child with developmental delays...

Vish - posted on 11/02/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




Recently completed my 4-year old's annual check-up with his neurologist (he's epileptic, with developmental delays). He suffered from no seizures in the past one year and I was excited about the visit. Much to my dismay, we returned with an increase in dosage as his reports said there's still seizure activity happening within. He expresses himself, though not fully verbally. I'm driven by the unending thoughts about leaving my job. Feels like I should devote myself completely to his upbringing, else, I would never ever forgive myself. But on the other hand, I'm perplexed about the fact that I'm planning to give up a successful corporate career with benefits. Family and friends are full of advice that I'll be a regretful mom if I don't quit my job and a career can be made anytime. But I strongly feel that I can secure my child's future in a better way if I'm working. I'm totally confused, depressed... Can I be a good mom if I continue to work... I feel pressurized and exhausted, mentally, thinking about it for days together...


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