I SAID NO to anesthesia, and I SAID NO to sedation.

But I said “yes” to every diagnostic that was safe for my child.

I requested additional cardiac diagnostics a full year prior, and I was refused.

I repeated my request over and over, and I was refused.

I insisted on an unsedated electrocardiogram (ultrasound).. repeatedly.. and it was refused.

I asked for other options.. repeatedly.. and was told that they did not exist.

I said “yes” while my son was thriving, while he was unarguably “healthy”…