Friday, July 25, 2008

Last Night I Cried

One of the things that I have loved for as long as I can remember is medical TV series. I used to watch Quincy as a kid; I love ER, have watched it since the first season and look forward to days off from work so I can watch the reruns on TNT. I love Grey's, Private Practice...you get the picture! Well, one of my latest favorite medical series is called Hopkins. The show comes on at 10pm on Thursday nights, right after Grey's reruns. I love this show because unlike my other faves, it's based on real life doctors and real life people. Last night, this show made me sob! A little girl was bought in, she was found in a swimming pool (she had attended a swimming party earlier that day). The camera shows this little girl's entire family at the hospital, including her PREGNANT mother just grasping at any straw of hope. When they were told that there was irreversible brain damage and that she was pretty much brain dead, just watching the reactions just broke my heart and made me cry. My heart went out to the whole family, especially the mom. I mean, she is about to bring a life into the world and at the same time she's losing one. The family eventually opted to have life support turned off...I couldn't begin to imagine what that loss feels like.

It really touched home with me because less than 2 weeks ago, I had a pool incident with Donovan. He went past the 3 feet mark in a pool and was struggling to stand up, the water was up past his mouth. He was pulled out before he swallowed too much water and all I could do was thank God. After seeing this show, I went and laid in the bed next to him and watched him breath and counted my blessings. I then went and stood next to Xander's crib and did the same thing. I took a while for me to get myself together and eventually I fell off to sleep.

16 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

It's not fun to have those "wake up" calls but I do think they help us to be more aware! Glad you were right there!

Pattern Paper Addict said...

That is an extremely sad story. I can't even imagine what that family went through. I think that show would have me crying too, but I think I just might check it out.

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Shoup Score= 3girls, 2boys said...

girl YOUR going to make me cry... There are those moments we have all had to lay down by one of our children and just stare... its bittersweet sometimes to imagine the fear and pain that would comsume us. But for now we are thankful that their little faces, smells and quirks are what fill our days. Thanks for the reminder...

Aja

Tessa said...

Awe! I love Greys too! The medical shows often make me cry!

Jenny said...

One of my worst nightmares. I will have to try to catch that show. The girls at the hosital wer raving about it also.

~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~ said...

I'm glad that everything turned out for the better!.. Stay blessed!

Helena said...

OOh gosh, I don't think I could of watched, I'm bad enough when they are made up people!!!!

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Melonie said...

Oh Tanisha whenever I see something like this I do the same exact thing. Curling up next to my babies while they are sleeping really puts things into perspective. (((HUGS))) to you and so glad Donovan is ok.

teresamatz said...

glad Donovan is okay, I need to go hug all my kiddos right now

Gina said...

So scary!! I know the feeling...my girls each have slipped in the tub and swallowed water, and as little itty bitties, that scares me, too! So glad your little on is ok.

AJoy4Me2 said...

Tanisha,I'm also glad Donovan was okay! May God always Bless You and Yours.

scrapNdiva said...

Oh wow, my heart goes out to that family also. I don't know what I'd do, how I'd react if something like that happened to my son. I took me 13 years to get him here and I always count my blessings, treasure my time with him and now when I see him again, I'll give an additional hug just because. Thanks for sharing that

Veronica Starr said...

oh Lord, you are killing me!!! i had to stop watching those shows... for that reason, i'd become a wreck... because that stuff really happens! that is just so sad

ellen said...

oh gosh, i am glad he is okay. i am obsessive at the pool. kids today don't have a natural fear of the water and that scares me.

thank god he is okay. i am all choked up reading that. i watched that show twice and it was to emotional for me. good for you for watching it.

i remember having qunicy on~!

Michelle said...

My kids drowning is one of my biggest fears...it scares me so much. Matthew had an incident 2 summers ago and it scared me so badly...My parents now take him and my middle DD to swim lessons...THANK GOODNESS! He is a great swimmer now and i thank the Lord that he is here and well.

{{{hugs}}} to you!
Take care...
Michelle.

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