Title: With Bated Breath
Source: 100 Word Challenge – Thin Spiral Notebook
I missed last week’s 100 word challenge, I’m afraid, no thanks to my schedule. But hopefully I’ll have something back on the semi-regular.
Note: This post contains implications of miscarriage.
Her seat felt like needle-pins as she waited. Her husband took her hand, and only then did she notice them trembling.
She remembered the last three times too clearly: first, nausea, then cramps – mild, at first, then agonising. No, not them too. Her pleas went unanswered.
Finally, a nurse emerged.
She learnt from the doctor that her antibodies were hypersensitive, attacking the foetus. Her heart sank.
“But surely, there has to be…”
She was prescribed low dosages of aspirin and Heparin. It was her last attempt for a child. It had to work. Please, let it work.