Worry over losing medical card adds to the heartbreak
It took an election to focus the Government's minds on medical cards for seriously ill and disabled children
Imagine, if you can, this: You are waiting for your perfect baby to be born. The baby comes out, but something seems to be wrong.
It should be one of the happiest moments of your life, but suddenly it seems to go darker. You notice doctor and nurses and midwives looking slightly anxious. They exchange grim, knowing looks. You don't hear crying. You keep asking what's going on. They say nothings to you in a calming, soothing fashion. There are more doctors running in, looking at your baby. You didn't get to hold her yet.
Your nightmare has begun.