PRAVEEN Halappanavar got up and reported for duty at work as he does on any normal day. But there was nothing normal about yesterday.
As the young engineer turned up for work at Boston Scientific in Ballybrit in Galway, his solicitor Gerard O'Donnell was heading to Dublin for the publication of the Health Information and Quality Authority's (HIQA) report.
It focused on the standard of care for pregnant women at University College Hospital Galway, in light of his wife Savita's death there on October 28 last year.
As two painful anniversaries approach, it must have taken a huge effort to busy himself and distract himself from the publication of a document that would once again serve as a reminder of the litany of errors in the lead up to the death of his young wife.
His baby girl was delivered stillborn, at 17 weeks, at the hospital on October 24.
But Mr Halappanavar reported for duty at Boston Scientific in Galway, as he has done every day this week and will do so again today.
After 5pm, Mr O'Donnell confirmed that he had sent Mr Halappanavar the report but said he would not be making any comment at this stage.
Nor was there anyone at home in Roscam in Oranmore outside the city, the home he had shared with his 31-year-old wife where they had looked forward together to the birth of their first child.
"It's a very detailed report and he'll want to read it carefully. We're going to meet up at the weekend and sit down and discuss it, after he has read it fully," Mr O'Donnell told the Irish Independent.
"Praveen will consider it and then decide on whether or not he'll make a statement or give an interview."