Summary of “Finding the Heart”

On the tenth day after surgery, the physicians allowed us to sign Mark out of the hospital and carry him home, wrapped in his favorite blanket.
The spring after Mark’s second birthday, Mark’s cardiologist, who routinely checked the results of the surgery, ordered a cardiac catheterization.
Since Mark’s pediatrician knew the local schools, he agreed with our decision not to tell them of Mark’s condition, lest they treat him like a china doll.
Even the ancients, who so often experienced the death of their children, called it “The unbearable grief.” I asked Mark’s godfather, an analytic psychiatrist, to refer me to a colleague with whom I could talk freely, to avoid inflicting emotional storms on Mark or Heinz.
Talking with Mark about his dream, I felt apprehensive about the adoption.
At the hospital, the social worker invited Mark to be the first in our family to see his new sister.
Two days before Christmas, Mark said he felt too sick to eat, and Heinz took him to the pediatrician.
The cardiologist came in, and told us that Mark’s heart had stopped, and then started beating again.

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