Dear Doctor

Dear Medical Professional,

You will ask about his medical history,
And I will repeat the story I have told 100 times or more,
The details fine tuned to the essentials I know you need:
He was born full term,
He has a 7 year old brother who is fit and well,
He is allergic to penicillin. 

You will ask me what happened,
And I will answer:
He is 6 years old.
He wasn't breathing for 7 minutes.
I gave him mouth to mouth.

I will hand over a careful typed piece of A4 paper.
It will tell you his hospital number,
The things he is allergic to,
A list of medications and doses.
You will take it and smile.
You'll tell me I make your job easier.

I will stand calm,
And in control.  You see my demeanour,
my hospital bags packed and ready,
And you say,
You've done this before.
I'll nod and say many times.

But remember this; That 6 year old is my baby.

That boy with the oxygen,
And the wires,
And the tubes,
Is my son.

I watched him turn blue. The first time,
The fifth time,
The hundred and fifty fifth time...
It was still …

Happy Birthday Precious.


Comments

  1. happy happy birthday, little h.
    you have given your mamma so much more than she could ever have hoped for.
    hugs and kisses
    x

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  2. Happy Birthday Hugh!! What a lovely little poem. So true.
    Hope you all have a fab day, you definatly deserve it.
    Sending big birthday snuggles & kisses from me & your little friend Freddie xx

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  3. Dear Little H

    My Mummy says that we are quite similar in some ways - especially as she says we are both gorgeous but a pair of heart breakers too.

    I hope you have a lovely birthday and get lots and lots of cuddles. They are much better than presents.

    My Mummy reads your Mummy's posts to my Dad and they boy say that they can hear how much she loves you (and Cheeky too of course) in every word.

    I hope we can meet one day & hang out.

    With love and cuddles, your friend Samuel. x

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  4. Aw, and written more too! Happy Birthday, I hope it's an uneventful day for all the right reasons x

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  5. Beautiful :) Happy Birthday little H x

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  6. A belated Happy Birthday but sending lots of love all the same. xx

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  7. Thank you all for the birthday messages. He had a lovely day, enjoyed all the cuddles and snuggles he got from family and friends and was well and truly spoilt rotten. xxx

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