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Lion in the House


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This was on PBS the last couple of nights. It chronicles several families that have a child with terminal cancer. For people who have kids, this fate is unimaginable. This show is unbelievably compelling. Hard to watch but you cant turn it off either. It leaves you drained emotionally just living the ups and downs with these parents and horribly sick kids.

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I am a hugh Rosie O'Donnell as a father - I hate to see kids in any type of pain.

 

A children's hospital is the most depressing places I have ever been. The kids are actually the bright spot in those places, usually taking their ailments much better than the poor parents. :D

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This was on PBS the last couple of nights. It chronicles several families that have a child with terminal cancer. For people who have kids, this fate is unimaginable. This show is unbelievably compelling. Hard to watch but you cant turn it off either. It leaves you drained emotionally just living the ups and downs with these parents and horribly sick kids.

 

 

 

Sad...I haven't seen it.

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Well, I do not take joy in the suffering of children either, but there was something compelling about this show. The film makers actually followed these families around for 5 or 6 years. It was one of those sorts of documentaries where the narrator doesnt speak, only the people being filmed. The parents, kids, doctors, nurses, family members. I had a very difficult time sleeping after watching that show. Thankfully, my kids are healthy and we have never had to deal with anything remotely similar to what these families went through. But the show certainly gives you a different perspective. And it makes you thankful indeed for every single minute you have with your kids.

 

Some of the kids died. Some of them survived. All of them had to grow up way too young. The only thing I can relate it to is that a guy that recently came to work at our company has a daughter the same age as my daughter who is 4 and a half. We invited them over to drink beers and cookout. Our girls hit it off immediately and were fast friends in no time. Well, he told me that his daughter had just been diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ive never heard of it but it can be devastating depending on the severity of the case. They have been taking her up to some place in Cincinnati where they have the best doctors for that sort of thing. I cant even imagine being in his shoes. It is pretty scary that one day your daughter is healthy and running around and the next she could have a crippling disease. I dont know how I would cope.

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