That's how it will be for many families this Christmas.
Only the sound of alarms, nurses talking, vents running, and doctors ordering, will fill the ears of many families this year. Its so loud, but its, so, so silent. (I cant believe how much Alex has changed since that video)
I remember those sounds very clearly. The sound of the oscillator shaking Alex's little body, the sound of the alarms when his o2 would drop to low, or his heart would beat too fast.
I remember listening to the nurses talking about what they would be doing when they got home that night, wishing so desperately that I could go home too.
I remember just being alone.
I was alone.
Being in the hospital with your sick child is a desperate place to be.
Don't wait for someone to ask you to come and visit them,
Don't assume they are surrounded.
Dont hope someone else is there.
Go visit someone in the hospital this Christmas, their nights are silent enough.