Recently a lady in Cincinnati gave birth to a premature baby who weighed under two pounds. The infant did well for almost a few weeks before dying due to complications. After the infant had passed, there was staff from the hospital who came in and asked if they could take pictures of the newborn. The mother informed them to not take pictures. She was pretty shocked from their request and called their attempt “morbid”. Well, apparently they not only went against her wishes, but then later contacted her to get her permission to send them via mail to her after her return home from the hospital.
I know that I have never experienced a loss in this way and I also don’t know of anyone else who has either, but does this really sound like a legitimate policy or procedure for a hospital? The workers that initiated this were part of what they call a “bereavement team”. It has me wondering exactly what is the goal of this bereavement team?
The staff overlooked the patient’s request and instead sent over 120 photos of the deceased newborn to the grief stricken mother, wow. Naturally, the mother was upset enough to hire a lawyer and see what her rights as a patient are under these circumstances. I just can’t imagine this being a standard procedure and a method of helping a mother cope with the loss of her child. Let’s face it, I can’t imagine that there’s anything at all that can give someone peace at that time in someone’s life, minus love and support from the people around them, but to think that seeing photos after the child has expired doesn’t seem like it would be anything that would be at the top of the list. I am quite curious as to whether this is something that some parent’s would actually want?
Okay, I don’t get to watch much television these days. Actually I don’t have much time to even breathe right now, thus me being behind on my blogging But when I do watch television, I only care to watch a select few channels. The cable company’s are so unfair making you pay a bill that reflects watching at least a hundred channels, when you only usually watch five. But one of the channels I do watch now is HLN and the fact that the life has been sucked out of it with this Casey Anthony trial is really triggering an irritation rash. First it was Nancy Grace who couldn’t get enough and who should have named her show the Casey Anthony show a year ago and now the trial is turning many news outlets into a Casey Anthony frenzy. Did you see the people who caused a stampede with all of their racing to get the best seats to the three ring circus? I believe at least one person was seriously hurt. Did they not wake up that morning with anything else to do with their lives that could have made at least an ounce worth of more sense?
Well, now that summer is almost here, it’s time to grab a beach towel, pick out a cool pair of shades and head down to your local mall where you can find Abercrombie and Fitch selling their now infamous pre-teen swim suit that includes a padded push up bra. According to recent stories, at as young as seven years old, you can get one of these bathing suites and sport it in order to show that even at that young age, you may actually have some cleavage.
So is this too young, is this inappropriate, does this not only send a sexual message to our girls, but also to our boys? Yes, probably.
I will say however that most girls do start thinking about having boobies around that age. Is this something that has just started with our recent generations? Honestly I’m not sure because I wasn’t a little girl growing up in the 1950′s. Obviously anything of a sexual nature was more taboo back then and less talked about but did this mean that there was less of a sexual nature going back on in those days and that somehow the children were more innocent or pure? No, probably not.
The “single mom” that I’m referring to is Natalie Portman. I throw the “single mom” into the title since she was slammed by Mike Huckabee earlier this year due to the fact that she isn’t married to the baby’s father. Actually now that I think about it, I sort of just heard another slam on single mom’s yesterday. A commentator on the Casey Anthony trial said that women who are single mom’s are more prone to killing their children, hmmmm. I thought this jab was a little unfair, but I would have to actually see the research on it to put my own pieces together on whether that is really true or not. Of course who knows, maybe the rate for that ends up being higher, just because there seem to be more and more “single” mom’s these days? And would this statistic include the “single” mom’s who are not really married, but still “single” when it comes to raising their kids? Because there are probably just as many of those out there.