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Andy's Mom Blog

Discussions on dealing with the loss of a child

Returning From Leave

  Today marks the one year anniversary of the last day that I saw patients before I went on 'medical leave' for my grief. I continued to do administrative work on and off, but I stopped seeing children and families. It was just too painful. I returned to work...

My Job

Recently, I have been thinking about patients whom I cared for when they died. A few of those occurred here in Grand Rapids where I have been a general pediatrician, but the majority happened during my pediatric training at the University of Iowa. I don't believe that...

Concerts

Concerts

Last night marked the beginning of the 30th Season for the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys and the 6th season for the Larson family. Last year, every concert was filled with overwhlming emotion for me. I would cry throughout the entire concert, occasionally even...

Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered

This past week, I was interviewed by Ben and Jason on the Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered. They reached out to me a couple of weeks ago asking me to be on their show. They described it as a show talking about life openly and honestly, and looking at the threads that...