I’ve heard from a few people that we should watch the season finale of Private Practice. This isn’t a show I’ve ever seen, but if I understand correctly they are OB-GYNs and the last episode deals with a girl having an anencephalic baby. Again, I’ve never seen the show before but I just recently read a statistic that 90 to 98% of anenecephalic babies are aborted, and it breaks my heart. I understand why it’s the right choice for some people, but if you’d like a little bit of insight as to why we didn’t choose abortion, watch this clip. It’s two minutes and will give you the teeniest glimpse as to what is going on in my head right now.
I have watched this clip over and over again since we saw it last night. It’s exactly how I feel, and almost too real. I’d also like to point out that the girl having the baby is named Amelia. And in the end, she chose organ donation like us. I know it’s just a TV show, but we had never heard of it until last night. It’s a strange coincidence, no? It sure made for lots and lots of tears and cuddling on the couch, anticipating what will change our lives in the next few weeks.
If you’d like to watch the entire episode, it’s really good. It’s free on Hulu – click here. The episode starts with her going into labor, giving birth, and ending with organ donation. I think they did a nice job with such a sensitive subject. It wasn’t easy for Tyler and I to watch (have a box of tissues handy!) but gave us an idea of what to expect three weeks from now.