Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An odd reaction, perhaps

As I sit here, compulsively checking for a carepages update on Dante, and not getting any, and my hopes dimming by the hour, I started to think about how awful it must be to be a pediatric oncologist, and to have to tell parents that their child is going to die.

So I've sent out Christmas cards to all of Brody's doctors and other care providers: the nurses at Shriners, our care coordinator at Shriners, the neurologist, gastroenterologist, urologist, plastic surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and Brody's regular plain old pediatrician.

I don't know who their other patients are, and certainly I assume their work is not as regularly heartbreaking as a pediatric oncologist's work must be.

But still, I figure they might need to hear and see how great Brody is doing almost as much as I need to tell them.

And it gave me something to do.


SaRaH said...

God bless you, Chris.

Jacque said...

A wonderful thing that I'm sure they'll treasure.

Dawn said...

That's a wonderful thing you are doing. I am going to send a Christmas card to our pediatrician now too.
I was thinking the same thing this morning....It would be soooo hard to be an oncology doctor!