Wednesday, September 5, 2007

In Shock and Awe

Here's an e-mail I received this morning:

"With great sadness, one of the very few pediatricians around that was honoring holistic beliefs in her practice, Dr. Mila Polonsky, passed away last Monday. Having been to 5 pediatricians, I know she took very great care of my children, while honoring my wishes. I know alot of you have gone to her and will miss her..."

(From our Bradley Birth teacher)

This doctor was Lily's pediatrician! The woman who saw Lily at least once a month since literally the day she was born. The woman who told me at our last two visits, "If all my patients were like this one, I'd be out of business."

I can't believe she's dead. It's so awful. I don't have any details other than that e-mail, but I'm chomping at the bit to find out more. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it all day. It's been a long time since someone I've known and seen regularly died.

I feel especially bad for her daughter, who was the only other doctor in their practice and now has to take over (I'm assuming she will) after just having had a baby (her third) a month or two ago.

At least her granddaugher got to meet her grandma before she passed away...


HellenV said...

Hello!! Thank you for posting this. Dr Polonsky was my daughther's peditriacian and like you I just recieved a called to cancel an appointment we had with the horrible news that she had passed away. I don't have any details, and if you would get some can you post them? BTW, her daugther is taking over her practice, we are going to see her on the 21st.