Worth Reading: Forever Friends

Published: February 7, 2011 | Last Updated: October 6, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Forever Friends: An essay in the Irish newspaper Independent about true friendships –

By Aida Austin
Saturday Feb 5 2011 

I did a long bedside vigil on a paediatric intensive-care unit 12 years ago. A cold sweat of terror defines that
time for me, along with mad-eyed private bargaining — “please, whichever god is listening, make my child okay. I’ll give you my legs/eyes/arms if you make my child get better” — the sort of deranged thing that some of you will know.

Three mornings in, when my fear was oscillating far beyond my ability to control it and I’d forgotten how to sleep, one of the nurses said, “There’s someone here to see you. You can go and buzz her in.”

Update: Unfortunately, the link to this essay no longer works:-( 


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