The Young Father's Imperfect Gift of Life


Ed Ruden, MD

Spring 2006 - Volume 10 Number 1

He gave part of his liver to his Infant Son ...

I was there at the Start of this Ugly Bilious Disease

Unfortunate "Draw of the Straw" plagued by Biliary Atresia

Paternal "Fois Gras" Sucked out ... but nurturing the young babe and

recapturing this childhood vigor and joy

Yet, the Sequellae of the Donor Impairs DAD's life Abysmally

Robbing the prime of Paternal 20s

HOLES/CAVITIES/Abdominal Fenestrations years after "The Taking"

Haunt him

Swiss Cheese of the Peritoneum and Rectus Abdominus

This Vaporizes his Vitality--Suspends his LIFE

Nonetheless, I know you Treasure the Gift you Gave and I honor you

In your Ultimate HOLY Sacrifice ...

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