My Daughter comes before your son.

To the parents that lost their shit today. 

because the nurses and doctors put my child first and not yours, I’m sorry. Actually I’m not sorry, because do you know what? I’ve endured 3 months in this hospital with my daughter fighting for her life, endless, tests, blood transfusions and operations and you are here for a day case operation and you moan because you have to wait. 

I’ve grown accustomed to which children are sick, I mean, really life limiting sick, and whilst your child being here, enduring pain and a procedure is far from ideal and awful to watch, don’t sit and moan at the nurses and doctors for seeing to my daughter who is clearly much sicker, much more in need than yours. 

If the shoe was on the other foot, I would not question a nurses actions, I would not be bitter I would use my common sense and see that actually, the 4 machines pumping into my daughter, the oxygen over her face,say to you that she is more in need than your child right now. 

 If I held grudges, got angry for the times that Ava has had to take a back seat for much, much sicker children, I’d be a terribly angry person, I’d be filled with envy, rage and probably have been banned from GOSH by now. 
We are all in this race together, we all want the best for our children, but don’t make it a competition, don’t try and deny my child the care she so desperately needed today. She belongs at home with her family, after so many months here she needs this operation more than your child, and I’m sorry about that. 

Nurses and doctors put the child first, and always. Today Ava came first, and I really hope your little boy has his operation real soon and can go back home with you. 
A tired Mum. 


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