Well, I dont have so many observations from the hospital; as they are well drugged and asleep. short posts I can do as we are two on duty.
Yes, I was in Thailand, Phuket, My kids was 5 and 8 at that time, the most traumatizing for me was the fear of loosing them; at one point I was certain we had lost the eldest one. Yes the heart does sink down to your navel, and the pain is unbearable.
The kids reaction was very different; the eldest was severly traumatized after; as he realized the danger he was in.
The five year old was sure he would survive as he just had learned to swim and had new bading shorts on that day; his own words!
I am not sure if this is the right forum to tell the whole story; maybe at trappers ? It was a hell of a learning process especially when it comes to listen to your intuition.