At The End, What Truly Matters Is Chocolate Ice-Cream

August 2, 2010 by  
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I have just read a post on the Huffington Post by Aaron E. Carroll, the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, Indiana University School of Medicine.

In his post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aaron-e-carroll/its-the-life-in-end-of-li_b_664152.html) he describes when he was an intern at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and how end of life was handled.

In one of the situations he had been a part of the mother had been aware her baby was not going to make it so together with her husband and her six year old daughter they took the baby to the park to see the water, brought him to family members so everyone could hold him, showed him the sun and let him lay in the grass and let a dog lick his face.

Reading this, I became very emotional.  Instead of suffering for the baby’s short time, the family opted for living and in doing so they chose what really matters: chocolate ice-cream, sun, grass and relationships.

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