First Time Medical Mom
photo by Scott Simon
I am thrilled and honored to be a contributing writer for Miami's Nicklaus Children's Hospital's blog, Parents Connect. Here is an excerpt from my latest article documenting my son's first surgery, at a mere three days old.
"...Terrified doesn’t even begin to describe what I was feeling. But here I was, a parent for a few short days in an exorbitant amount of pain and responsible for a baby I’d met for about 30 seconds. At this point, I had never held my son or heard him cry. I had no idea what he felt like, what he sounded like, or even what he looked like. Yet, I was supposed to give permission to a complete stranger to administer drugs that would put Oscar to sleep for surgery — this mystery Oscar who I yearned to see, to touch, to hold— this mystery Oscar with a mystery diagnosis, my son..."
For the full article click here.