I am sorry HeartArt to hear about your friend's child and my heart truly goes out to him/her. I don't know how to answer your question but I just wanted to send my hugs and say that they are in my thoughts and prayers.
The only thing you can do, HeartArt, is to be there for your friend. There will be times when your friend will need a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to sit quietly with, knowing his/her pain and grief are understood.
We can't bring back what's gone. All we can do is to try to offer comfort and support during the grieving process.
My sincere sympathies to your friend for this grievous loss. :hug:
Okay, thank you. I was not sure if there was anything that I needed to be aware of that would be particularly helpful or on the other hand anything that would be harmful that they wished people would know.
Over time, is no different then a short time after the loss then?
Thanks again, I just don't want to make things more painful.
You can't make things more painful by being a friend, showing concern, and offering support. If you find that your friend is really having a problem coping, I'd suggest a grief support group run by a grief counsellor. Often, that's what a person needs to help them work their way through the misery of a loss such as this.