Maria Shriver "Shaken Horribly" by Son's Accident

Arnold Schwarzenegger's ex struggles to stay strong as she helps her 13-year-old son through his recovery

As Christopher Schwarzenegger continues to recover from a very serious surfing accident, his mother Maria Shriver remains a constant at his bedside.

On July 17, the 13-year-old was rushed to an L.A. hospital after suffering a collapsed lung, broken bones and broken ribs. Friends say the incident has left Shriver -- who is in the midst of a divorce with Christopher's dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger -- very disturbed.

"She was shaken horribly," a source told People.com. "This is her baby. She has been at the hospital nonstop, 24-7. She is sleeping there. How much can she take right now?" 

But despite the divorce, the revelation that her husband fathered a child with another woman, and her son's recent accident, Shriver, 55, somehow continues to be a pillar of strength.

"It's very hard on Maria, but her friends and family are there with their love and support," says another source. "All the kids are visiting -- they all adore and love each other and they are all there for each other." 

And she's even managed to put aside her differences with her estranged husband, so they can provide her son with the support and love he needs to recover.

"Arnold is a great father," an insider said. "And he and Maria will always come together when it comes to supporting and loving their children."

The former California governor took to Twitter on Monday night to comment on his son's condition. "Thanks for all your support for Christopher," Schwarzenegger wrote. "It means a lot to me & to him. He's doing much better & we'll have him back at full speed soon."

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