One of the blogs I follow is written by a college classmate who has two "typical" teenagers and a pre-teen child with severe special needs. I'm friends with her on Facebook and I am constantly amazed by her faith and fortitude and daily struggle.
Her daughter is currently in the hospital again and she has written a powerful blog post about the difficulties inherent in that, not only for her daughter who is sick, but for the family as a whole. I invite you to read her blogpost here: Loneliness and perhaps say a prayer or two for her and her family. I'm sure that they could use it.