When babies die
- By: Joanna Tymms
With pain can come strength
Sometimes people experience things that change them in some way, and it can happen within the space of half an hour. It happened to me when I saw a baby die: it was the saddest thing I've ever seen. I left the resuscitation room that night because it was too difficult to stay as his mother cried with such desperation.
I was warned at the start of my placement in emergency medicine that I might see things that would affect me, but I was not prepared for this. I felt as though a part of me was lost, but with time I've realised that it's been replaced with something that will be beneficial. Having been in a numb state, where I couldn't listen to what a comforting doctor said, has made me realise that compassion can be felt even if the words aren't heard. Perhaps