I was with him and his family at the final moment of his life.
When treating pediatric patients as a pediatrician, there were a few pediatric patients who died unavoidably even after all the best care and treatments in the world that both doctors and parents could do.
It was at this time that I had the most difficult situation and moment during my pediatric professional life for almost 6 decades.
Even with the best treatment, the deaths of especially three children among the 500 thousand patients seen by me during medical professional life.
I have watched a four-year-old child with acute leukemia who died while her parents were watching her in her bed at 2 am after being diagnosed and treated with the most famous and best-known Pediatricians in Pediatric Hospital in, Harvard Medical School in Boston.
The death of a 12-year-old male patient with cystic fibrosis treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT, US, dying in parents’ arm in front of his parents and siblings in the bed of a pediatric ward in a local hospital, Windham Hospital.
Several decades ago, I watched a boy with his mother in a pediatric ward at Seoul City Children Hospital. This boy was dying from the final stage of chronic renal failure for more than 7 years but I still remember them more vividly.I was with his mom at the last moment when a child left this world.
I quietly comforted their parents and their family until the moment the child passéd away. The moment was one of the precious healing arts.
After I hugged dying children and parents and I left silently.