Posts tagged May 15 2007

They just took Liam into the OR for heart surgery. The doctors say there's a five to ten percent chance of a threat to his life. 'His blood vessels are like wet kleenex,' she said. 'We have to be careful.' Never has five to ten percent been so significant.

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In the realm of preemies, it was routine—but the first intervention beyond IVs, medication, and stat-watching. He was wheeled away from us to a place where they'd breach his skin. It got the better of me, the thought of it.

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