I am jetting off to Manchester on Friday. Well, not quite jetting off, but going away nonetheless. I have training on the weekend and I am looking forward to it. I have been waiting for this for a long time.
Before the weekend, there are a few things I need to complete. I was sent a workbook of tasks to think about before the training. Most of these tasks are fine, but I am having trouble with 'my story'.
You see, I have to think of what I am going to say to someone when they ask me about Patrick. When someone asks me in a professional setting, for example, during a meeting, what am I going to say? What do I mention? What do I focus on? This is what I have come up with:
I was 39 weeks pregnant with my second son in April 2015. I went to hospital on a Saturday morning with reduced fetal movements. CTG scans showed that Patrick was distressed and an examination showed that I was haemorrhaging. The doctor decided that Patrick needed to be delivered and I was fasted for a c-section. However, a senior doctor overruled this decision and we were eventually sent home. After misreading a blood test on the Sunday which showed the extent of the haemorrhage, the senior doctor again missed an opportunity to act. I last felt Patrick move at 9.30pm on Sunday and, after being called into the hospital later that night, we were told that Patrick had died.
How is that for a 'story'? Is there a right and a wrong type? Should I focus on the doctor? Should I bring blame into it? Can Patrick's story be any other way? Again, too many questions. I suppose it is one thing to have it planned, and another to actually say it.
What will I say when it comes to it? I guess I will find out on Saturday.