One thing about nursing, it makes you realize how good you got it. You don't have cancer, you aren't quadriplegic, you weren't born with a terrible illness or deformity. Your kid is OK.
People handle tragedy in their lives in many ways. Some people become difficult to deal with. Some people become control freaks. Some people become manipulative. Then there are those who somehow learn to cope and thrive. Often they are innovative in dealing with their situation, developing unique strategies to deal with seemingly impossible situations.
It's unbelievable to see what people are capable of overcoming.