I truly am sick…

There is a specific moment when a person must admit to themselves that they are in-fact ill.  This moment is harder for some people to accept than others, but I find it particulary challenging for physicians to admit to themselves they are sick and even worse…they need to see an actual doctor about it.   […]

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Doc, can you help…

“Doc, can you help our son, Philip?”  While I was standing at the bedside, one of Philip’s caregivers had asked me this question.  I had just finished my exam of their 9-year-old child who was brought by his family from another healthcare facility.  Two days before he arrived here, he was taken to another hospital for […]

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Instruct, educate, prepare…

Oxford Dictionary:  Teach (v.)  1. Impart knowledge to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something. 2. Cause (someone) to learn or understand something by example or experience. Oxford Dictionary:  Doctor (n.) A person who is qualified to treat people who are ill. We love teaching…doctors.  Neither of us would do well spending hours […]

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…fighting for life

She laid in the bed, her little body covered in sweat with oxygen tubing in her nose.  I stood near her head, but unlike other kids her age, she was not scared of my white skin and coat.  She had not reponded to sounds, lights, or touch for over an hour.  Her mother and father […]

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God’s Favour…

When you look at Favour, you see a fighter.  You can count every one of her ribs and her abdomen is so thin. You can see her gut moving through her skin.  After 35 days of living on earth, she has fought harder for each breath than most people will in their lifetime.  Being born […]

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