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A perfect storm

Last Wednesday, I ran into a mom of one of C. Samuel’s classmates for the first time since we lost Jane. Reflexively, she asked, “So, what happened exactly?” then immediately seemed to regret it, saying “You probably don’t want to talk about it.” I suspect this is the thought process most people go through when they hear our daughter was stillborn. 958 more words

Doctor Visits

That day

It’s Big Man’s birthday today. I was scrolling through my Timehop app, reading my posts on his birthday each  year. To a point, every single one of those posts mentions his early arrival, survival, dramatic start, and how proud we are of how far he’s come. 458 more words

Ezra Samuel

Ezra means “Gods help” while Samuel means “God has heard me”.  Funny how I didn’t realize these meanings until after we decided to name our sweet son Ezra Samuel.   129 more words

Ezra

What happened next

After we arrived at triage and learned that our baby had no heartbeat, the hours and days that followed felt like a string of unpleasant and unanticipated decisions: 1,640 more words

Sad news

I am so sad to share that Jane Margaret was stillborn on July 24 at 2 am. At 41 weeks pregnant, I was excited to go into labor naturally Saturday afternoon, but when we arrived at triage that evening, the doctor could not find a heartbeat. 125 more words

207: No One Is to Blame

It wasn’t your fault, Claire.
Nor was it Jamie’s.
It wasn’t even Randall’s fault.

It wasn’t anyone’s fault.

All too often in medicine, as in life, simply horrific things happen to good people through no fault of their own. 522 more words

Season 2

Heroic Failure

Prompt Day #312: Describe a surgical operation or autopsy that transpires in total darkness.

 

Heroic Failure

                Most Obstetricians retire early. The lifestyle wears on you, like a professional athlete’s body, the obstetrician just cannot keep up with the sleepless nights and nonstop stress related to two-patient medicine. 1,648 more words

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