Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   March 2019
Judas and the Magnetic Resonance
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Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   March 2019
Judas and the Magnetic Resonance
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 12, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002684
Anesthesiology Newly Published on March 12, 2019. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002684
He tells me to hold her down, to pin her arms
tightly against her sides and lean myself
across her legs. I do as I’m instructed
and he holds the hissing mask over her nose
and mouth. She looks up at me. Her eyes are flooding.
She’s not quite two and her sobbing helps ensure
she’ll breathe in deep the anesthesia. When
she’s still, they’ll start the imaging of her brain.
I’m here because she trusts me most to keep her
safe. She struggles hard against my hold
learning her first lesson about betrayal.
She’s screaming Daddy!, pleading for me to stop.