Binah (binah1013) wrote,

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Beware the Ides of March

This day is pissing me off. Or more accurately, Texas Children's Hospital is pissing me off. Or even more precisely, their Public Affairs office is pissing me off.

Okay, so I don't pay much attention to local news. I probably should, but I find local news boring. Plastic cookie-cutter anchors with the fake laugh and pretend chumminess with the sportscaster and weatherman. If I want weather, I go to the Weather Channel (or Time Warner's Local Weather channel). For everything else, give me national and world news any day.

ANYWAY, I clearly missed this story about baby born with a lethal deformity and on a ventilator since birth nearly six months ago, will be/has been disconnected from life support at 2 p.m. today, according to a lawyer representing the baby's mother.

Yes, it's tragic though akin to the Schiavo case. The baby will not outgrow the deformity nor will ever be able to be off the ventilator. The mother has just been delaying the inevitable.

Tragedy aside, TCH knew when this was going to happen. So, knowing this, they somehow couldn't figure out that they might need a place to talk to the media? Or was the decision not to have it in one of their buildings a spur of the moment thing? So they call me to demand the use of our facilities, in particular, the Director's personal conference room, generally not available to outside parties.

Excuse me, but I'm not a TCH employee. You ASK, not tell. And don't you DARE invoke the King of the Medical Center's name. It's not HIS conference room, so don't go throwing his name around. And if you call his office, they're still going to have to go through me thankyouverymuch. Gah.

They got more respectful and I got more accomodating. But their constant calls threatened to cloud my sunshine and happiness normal self. I was told, "It's a very important day for TCH!" A very important day you didn't plan for, I'm guessing? Bah!

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