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Day 329

Being a mother

Things that I would have found somewhat upsetting before having my baby now can almost seem crippling when I find out.

The one that is stuck in my head today is something I found out weeks ago. But today, it's rattling around up in there, getting louder and louder each time it bounces off my skull.

Back in the early days of modern medicine, they used to operate on babies without anasthetic or pain killers, because they believed babies couldn't process pain.

I can't even imagine how they ever even thought this was a thing.

How many poor little beings were cut open, messed around with and sown back up, in excruciating pain the entire time? How could they hypothesise this?! Pain is basic, its animalistic, I just can't get my head around it.

And I don't know why today is the day I can't get it out of my head after knowing this fact for weeks.

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  • George Smith George Smith
    5 months ago

    I agree with you absolutely Befalus. I find it appaling and terrible too.
    Now I'm also upset by people who love fishing - they gouge out fish for fun with their hooks and then chuck them back in the water. Fishermen and women who do this for pleasure claim the fish don't feel because the fish can't shout out and express themselves. A bit like the babies. Unbelievable.

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  • Befalus Befalus
    5 months ago

    Yes! Poor fish, I know what you mean on that one. The fish is struggling against the wire, it's been made into a sport to reel in an ensnared being.

    All in all, a lot of empathy would go a long way.

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