Back to back…

Jake had been through a lot. We are lucky that medical technology allows doctors to see inside the body. I remember my parents and grandparents talking about exploratory surgeries and chemo and radiation when I was a kid. It was brutal. Jake once questioned, “Why me?”, and the best I could come up with was everyone goes through rough patches, Jake. You don’t always realize or see it, but they are there. It’s true that many people are much older than you, but it happens to everyone. If they would have transferred Jake to the children’s hospital initially,  he would have seen a lot of kids going through these rough patches, but here- he was a baby. Of everything he endured, including the chemotherapy, I think the back-to-back surgeries was possibly the hardest. It took time, and he recovered, but by the time we came home in March, he had a boat – load of pills, PTSD, and neuropathy…

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