I'm ready for vacation. In addition to my sad Tuesday, yesterday I learned one of my clinic patients died.
A 16 day old infant.
Put to sleep on his stomach, on a couch cushion.
We ALWAYS stress with our new moms the importance of putting babies to sleep on a firm mattress, with no pillows, stuffed animals, and just ONE light blanket. But did I say it enough to her? Did I even ask if the baby had his own bed?
I cannot even imagine the pain and sadness this mom is going through.
Weeks like this are a good reminder that this world is a broken place, and make me long for heaven.