A Painful Ending a Life Decision

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Late in the evening of April 30, 1973, I gave birth to a full-term, over 8 lb. baby boy. He was immediately put on a respirator. I gave the okay for a surgery. Only part of one of his lungs was working. The diaphragm hadn't formed enough to separate the compartment for heart and lungs from the one for digestive organs. I gave the okay to have the respirator removed. He died on May 1st. Still hurts.  

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CARL OLSEN
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I'm sorry...truly, Carl

I'm sorry...truly, Carl

jdadam
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It's been 37 years since I

It's been 37 years since I had to terminate my Son.  It was him or both of us, and yes, there are days like today.  You don't mourn alone, dear Mother.

CARL OLSEN
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On June 19th it will have

On June 19th it will have been 68 years that my Mother passed.  She died in labor.  I don't know if she had the choice of "it is him or both of us."  I wish I knew.  I feel bad for both of you...Carl