I've written many times in the past about how difficult it is for Ashley to receive medical care, especially medical care at a hospital. And unfortunately, she often has need to be in the hospital.
Even though she is significantly visually impaired, she knows, just knows somehow, whenever we pull into the parking lot at the hospital. She tenses and things go downhill from there. We are at the point that no procedures can be performed without anesthesia, and even prepping her for the anesthesia is extremely traumatic.
So I understand completely what Kevin is going through . Change the age and where she lives in the story, and you could be describing Ashley. Fortunately for Kevin, there are doctors that 'get it' and are making a difference for Kevin and others similar to him. Now if I could just find that where we live...
The good news is that I just might be able to...check back tomorrow for what I hope will soon be a reality in the area in which we live!