A Tragic Loss Essay

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A tragic lossThe rain had been pouring hard on the outside furniture for quite some time and the baby blanket left forgetfully outside, was soaked. Small droplets of water had been running down the windows, all, except for the room where Devan once slept. Inside the room sat John and Lucy Stein in opposite corners, avoiding any eye contact with each other.When early spring began, the sombre atmosphere was lifted from the Stein residence. John was painting Devan's room candy pink for Lizzy, their newborn baby, and Lucy had gone back to her passionate hobby. Surrounded by the fresh aroma of moist soil and a rainbow of roses, Lucy felt at ease. The familiar sound of the doves coorring while watching her pruning the round bushes, reminded her of Devan, their first-born, who used to imitate the birds until he wasn't able to anymore.On Lizzy's first birthday there was a little accident. The Steins immediately rushed Lizzy to the nearest pediatrician, fearing the worst."She collapsed in my arms", Lucy told Doctor Ruth, "and the other day her leg muscles stiffened and twitched.""Lizzy also finds it difficult to pick up her toys", John continued Lucy's sentence."If you don't mind waiting, I would like to do some tests on Lizzy. I'm also going to do a test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), because Devan had it and it's a genetic motor neuron disease. Unfortunately the chances aren't that slim that Lizzy might have it", said Doctor Ruth.The days felt like months. Still the Steins have not gotten the test results."I can't go through this again! Seeing one child suffer so much tore...

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