Okay, so I was going to do my next post on what a donkey my husband was last week. Unfortunately (for you guys) he was so awesome on the weekend that I just don't have the heart to get on here and bash him today.
Instead, I'm going to post on a subject that a friend of mine asked me to cover. This topic is near and dear to her and she wanted to see what other mothers feel on the situation. This won't be a long post because I'm hoping to basically just open up a discussion on the subject.
YOUR KIDS AND ORGAN DONATION!
What are your thoughts, what are your feelings? Have you ever even thought about it?
Obviously it's not something that we want to think about it, but let's face it, it's reality, and any of us could be put in the situation that we are forced to make a very tough decision..
I can honestly say that I had never given it much thought until I heard that my friend had a family member going through problems and needed a liver.
I think my initial thoughts were "NO WAY"!! No way would I sign a card, paper, or anything allowing someone to take my babies organs out of them,,, NO WAY!!! Selfish? Maybe! I think mostly though, that is my fear taking over. The fear of not wanting to ever think about something so horrible.
Not too long ago, General Hospital (the soap opera) covered this subject. One of the little boys on the show was hit by a car and was brain dead. At the same time (I know,,it's a soap opera) another couple found out that their little girl had cancer and needed two new kidneys.. Long story short, the mother of the little boy wanted nothing to do with discussing donating her little guys organs, but they convinced her that she would be saving another child's life and saving other parents from going through the horrible grief that they were going through at the time.. She finally agreed to donate the kidneys.
I think the hard part is imagining having to give your child's organs to someone else. The easy part though, is imagining the joy you'd feel if it was your child that was accepting the organs... receiving the gift of life...
I haven't gone to the extremes of filling out donor cards or anything, but I know what I would do if I was ever faced with such an awful decision to make.... I think......
I know that this is a very sensitive issue to discuss, but both my friend and myself are hoping to get an idea of what all of you mommies think about the subject!!
Let the discussion begin!!