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My Baby was Bleeding Internally - Meet the Wildes
She is sixteen months old. She loves her rabbit snuggie – Bunny Wiggles – strawberries, row-row-row-your-boat, throwing toys out of the bath, telephones and shoes. She is the firstborn daughter and the oldest of the girl-twins but the smallest of the four; she wields her tiny stature like a weapon. She is her mama’s girl, her sister’s best friend, the boys’ most precious sibling. Embla is the height of a nine-month-old, weighs the same as the average twelve-month-old, she is tiny and loud and the child is so, so loved. It started with a wound in her mouth. I was in the office when Kirsty sent me the photo; it was black and cavernous, like nothing I had seen before. The doctor’s surgery offered us a 5pm appointment that evening, and my boss kindly allowed me to leave early to take the baby to her appointment. She laughed and chattered…