A couple months ago, Bryan and I decided to create care boxes for families who lose a baby at our local hospital. I put a lot of work into them, people gave us money to help cover the costs and I did my best to include all the things I thought would make the time in the hospital a little less hard.
Here are some photos:
We've been waiting to hear back from them about when we could bring them in, and I just got a call from the social worker from the hospital.
Apparently, "after much consideration", the care boxes we made for the hospital will not be accepted! They won't use them.
Way to leave families without any support during the worst time of their lives.
I could just throw up.
We made them for our hospital because they didn't seem to know what to do when we were there. I didn't want another family to feel like we did. I guess they don't understand.
(This is the same hospital that requires social worker visits in the office with new babies/pregnant mamas after a woman has lost her baby. (Dummies)).
I don't know whether to cry or go shake them into understanding.
The boxes are all made and ready to go. Now what do I do with them?
I need to go process this...
Follow-up: see here for more of the story.