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A little update.
Remember the little boy I told you about, O Best Beloved, with the skull fractures and the ventilator? It was a few days later in the middle of the night when the intensivist extubated him. I glanced over and saw two tiny arms waving in the air, swaying back and forth. "Is that my boy?" I walked over to the crib. There was this tiny infant, waving his arms in the air and looking at me. And he was up all night, not crying, just waving his arms and stretching and smiling.

He's home now. His real father sat by his bedside for endless nights, watching over him. After being shut out of his son's life for those pivotal first months, he'll be taking his baby boy home.

Trauma rounds the other day brought him up. The reports from therapy are looking good. "It's amazing how brains heal in little ones."
His name is written in my mind, like so many others. I wonder sometimes what will happen, if I'll ever know what his nebulous future becomes.
I can always hope.


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cuneiforms From: cuneiforms Date: June 18th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
:D :) :) :)
ellisande From: ellisande Date: June 18th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I haven't been able to stop thinking about the poor boy since you first wrote of him. This brought tears to my eyes, but this time, I'm smiling too.
clipdude From: clipdude Date: June 18th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I hope things turn out well.
sugar_spun From: sugar_spun Date: June 19th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
That's wonderful. I've been thinking of him, I'm so glad his little brain is resilient.
From: broken_onewon1 Date: June 19th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Glad to hear the good news. :)
5 whispers echo . o O ( ... ) O o . whisper a word