‘I probably sound dramatic, I’m quite upset,’ she wrote.
‘I came out of the hospital yesterday after falling ill after childbirth. I had postpartum haemorrhage (losing 1,500ml of blood) and was in for nine days in total having transfusions, fluids and IV antibiotics.
‘Newborn went through invasive testing and precautionary treatment before finally being given the all clear. For a time, [my] darling partner thought he was going to lose us both.
‘It was extremely frightening, however, we’re lucky to be home as of yesterday and thankfully on the slow road to recovery. I’m still very weak, anaemic and quite traumatised as can be expected.’
The poster then explained that the friend had contacted her to ask about the money.
‘A friend who has been kept in the loop and knew how much I’m struggling has messaged me tonight asking me to lend them money.
‘Am I being unreasonable to be outraged that they’d even consider it given what I’m going through at the moment?
‘They know about it all, including how traumatised/anxious I am now. I confided in them as much.
‘Am I being overly sensitive or is this absolutely sh*t behaviour?’
Other Mumsnet users urged the mum to not bother replying at all.
‘I actually wouldn’t answer at all. Let your silence speak volumes,’ said one person while another wrote: ‘That’s so so insensitive and thoughtless, sounds like you have been through a terrible time. Good luck with the recovery.’
The original poster replied to the comment saying she had lent her friend money in the past and they had always repaid her, but it was the timing of it all that irked her.
She added: ‘I literally can’t get my head around how she could possibly think it’s appropriate.
‘I’m hurt that she cares so little as to impose something like that on me right now despite protesting how dear I am to her and how worried she’s been.’
The mum revealed she has yet to reply to the message.
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