Does she feel pain?

We started our morning today with our new unpleasant weekly ritual: To give Shaina an injection. You betcha she doesn’t like it, but she doesn’t cry. Today, after Naomi administered the shot, Shaina looked at me and announced, “It’s sore”. I wasn’t sure if I should whoop or cry. The only thing worse than seeingContinue reading “Does she feel pain?”

Which child to focus on?

The rabbi from North Carolina had been most understanding. I had been due to lead a Shabbaton weekend retreat for his community but had wound up with Shaina in ICU instead. I knew that he had cajoled people to register for the event and had arranged all the relevant catering. I hated that I had dashed hisContinue reading “Which child to focus on?”