For some reason the Japanese medical staff bowing to the dying girl really gets me.
Yeah. When it comes to kids, I'm a big softy. Stuff like this that deals with little ones just kill me.
I've only known one couple who lost a child. They adopted this baby boy who was severely deformed and disabled. The mother was a drug addict, that's really all I ever knew about her. Not sure what all health issues the child had but I do remember his head and face were severely deformed due to the umbilical cord beign wrapped around his head during development in the womb.
When they brought him home, he was about 9 or 10 months old if I remember right. The poor child could not even sit up due to the size of his head. As for his face, it would shock the average person. One eye faces forward while the other was almost on the top of his head. He had no real nose, just to widely spaced nostrils and a hair lip that went to one of them. A lot of people would probably have said it would have been better had the child been aborted.
He lived for almost 4 yrs. He never developed speech but was not a vegetable or anything. He could express emotions and loved to be played with. Every time his adopted mom would hold him he'd get this really big grin that would melt your heart. His life was short but he did at least get the chance to know a loving home with a loving family.
I've talked to the dad about it and he told me they knew the child would not live long but also knew that no child should have to go through life without being loved. They knew that they would love him and losing him would be a painful scar they'd carry the rest of their lives. They still decided to go through with it. I can't put words to what that says about them.
This post was edited on 1/28 at 10:09 am