The Day I Almost Lost My Son and Wife
Personal blog by our CEO, Brent Mondoux
Let’s go back to March 17th, 2004…
It was a frantic day and everyone was tired. My beautiful wife had been in labour for three days with no eating and mere minutes of sleep. She somehow managed to keep a smile on her face but she was exhausted. While one of the nurses had good intentions, she forgot to check the hospital registration forms prior to administering a drip that included a pain killer that Nat was allergic to.
After three inductions, the fourth one finally succeeded and our beloved son, Aiden, was on his way, but nothing could prepare us for what was about to happen. I’ve replayed his birth over and over in my head and every time it feels as if time has stopped, just like it did that very day.
Our beautiful little boy, Aiden, was born but he wasn’t moving. I looked on in fear as the doctor looked up at us and spoke in a calm, controlled tone as if it was routine “You cannot hold your baby yet. Don’t panic, you won’t hear him cry for a while.”