Children

The sorrow may last for the night….but J O Y comes in the morning

February 22, 2012 Amy ChildrenGeneralJesusResidency

Child birth. Let me tell you its messy for the mom, for the family, for the baby, for the doctor, etc. And not just physically messy. I delivered four babies and received about 40-60ish now (the pediatrician who resuscitates the baby in the delivery room or just dries them off depending how messy it all […]

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A Good Death

February 9, 2012 Amy ChildrenResidency

Nights in the NICU anywhere is to stand in the strange gap between heaven and earth.  Everyone is coming and going somewhere. In Africa, we would run our list prior to call and come across a name of a baby who was struggling or had an infection we could not beat, there were no ventilators […]

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Peace and Pediatrics

January 7, 2012 Amy ChildrenGeneralResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

My intern on nights with me this past week was a south spoken Syrian.  He spent two years working to get a visa to come and study pediatrics here. He wants to be a pediatric cardiologist. He will be one of the only in the entire nation and even surrounding nations when he goes home. […]

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Gratitude

August 20, 2011 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFriendsJesusMissions

One of the things about growing up with a progressive although manageable illness is it teaches you gratitude for the little things that make life truly beautiful. Baking something yummy. North Carolina Wine Old Friends. New Friends. Summer Nights. Clean clothes. Good Books Clean hair. Pedicures Grace Children and their wisdom. A Good Night’s Sleep

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I can’t save his heart but I can save his soul

August 8, 2011 Amy ChildrenPatient-nessResidency

Former 25 wk premies bad lungs. bad gut. bad heart. on a ventilator. cant eat. …can’t fix the heart. (inoperable) The heart will be the end of him. I got a page asking for restraints. I go and see him He is waving his little arms and legs. Looking at the world. They tell me […]

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