Parenting. I have not fully understood what people meant when they said parenting is not easy until I spent the last three weeks in the Department of Pediatrics. So many emotions have been stirred as I dealt with different patients with varying degrees of sickness.
1 A patient with autism was left by his mother when he was one year old, while his father at present is busy with a hobby that doesn’t even get him any earning.
2 The proud parent of a patient with down syndrome.
3 The teary eyed parents of a little girl who’s illness started only two days ago, but is now critically ill.
I walked out of the hospital today feeling heavy for the parents of our patients. I cannot imagine how they gather their strength to be in the hospital and see their child so sick. But much more can I not imagine those parents who chose not to be beside their children and leave them out of their own will.