on October 03, 2017
My first experience as a parent was consenting to surgery, the first of quite a few that would take place in Oscar’s first year of life. The decision was clear — of course, I would consent. The alternative to surgery was quite grim. The medical interventions that Oscar would endure in the first few days of life were life-saving and absolutely necessary, but that doesn’t take away from how scary and difficult they were to endure.