Nimble Thoughts

Micro thoughts and minor insights.

A collection of storytelling nibbles by:

© Cole Akins

He's Home! (Again!)

This past Thursday, G-baby had to spend the night at Seattle Children's Hospital after a successful operation. What would have been a more complicated surgical procedure elsewhere was handled expertly by the specialists at Children's. Worth mentioning is the detail and support provided for parents every step of the way. 

A few additional observations:

- It's not easy to hand over your child to a surgical team. That moment is incredibly emotional, even if you think you're prepared for it.

- The medical stakes are just higher when dealing with children. I believe this is partially due to the inherent innocence of youth. Some years back, this was discussed while I was studying to become an EMT. I didn't ultimately continue down that path after signing a baseball contract, but I had good reason to recall the instructor's words.