Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: environmental triggers

  • Silent no more

    Susan KaplanChicago, Illinois, United States I hear a cough in the dark. Like all mothers, I am exquisitely attuned to any sound from my children in the middle of the night. A few more coughs. Silence. More coughing. I get out of bed and go into Benji’s room to check on him. The cough has…