That story is simply incredible and I hope you turn it into an essay to publish here (or elsewhere, then here). I’m so very glad that Alex survived, that all the elements lined up right when you (and Alex) needed them. I can imagine the trauma you went through and the havoc it caused on your life, though obviously the scenarios were different than what we went through with Ana. But your years of vigilance, exhaustion and the medical fragility of your child all resonated with me. Thank you for sharing this with me and for your kind words.

Written by

Occasional poet. Writer of sad essays. Novelist. Birder and amateur photographer. I enjoy trees.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store