Well, it happened. I lost my shit on a call. Luckily I didn’t cuss anyone in particular out. But I was hot. And I had to leave before I punched someone in the throat. (Not really…well, maybe….)
I took a mother to see her dead child. And within a second of being able to touch her child she was ripped away by people who apparently thought that was best for her.
If you found out your child had been killed in a car accident, arrived at the scene, and had to walk by where they lay under a sheet, would you want to see, touch, hold, kiss, your child while they were still warm?
Yeah. Me too. And to witness a mother being stripped of her right to do that absolutely did me in.
No one should feel that they have the right to say what a person can and cannot see when their loved one is killed, even if it is traumatic.
Just because you are too weak to assist them through that process doesn’t give you the right to deny them that time with their loved one.