When we met with the specialist at the Children’s Hospital, we were told there was nothing wrong with our baby. The doctor even asked me if I was a first time Mommy, insinuating I was being overly cautious. I didn’t want anything to be wrong with my baby but I knew something wasn’t right. We could have loaded our baby back in the car, made the two hour trip home and put our baby at a fatal risk or we could question the expert. I could live with being a pushy, paranoid Mommy. I couldn’t live with myself if anything terrible happened.
Exactly ONE month after Aidan Kale was born, we watched as they wheeled him into surgery. It BROKE my heart. Four hours later they wheeled him out and on June 6th we celebrated his third birthday.
I know I am not the only one who has gone through this type of situation. Doctors are only human and unfortunately will make mistakes.
If something like this happens to you and your family, remember the following:
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