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Andy's Mom Blog

Discussions on dealing with the loss of a child

The Book and Holiday Services

Well, today is a big day for me. I have officially started writing my book. In addition to the podcast, I have really felt led to write a book to tell my story more completely. I want to share Andy with the world and to show others what this horrible crazy journey of...

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...