Susan Sarandon's daughter Eva knew something awful had happened to her baby when she heard his ear-splitting cry in the middle of the night.
Eva, the 31-year-old actress, and blogger, was in for a shock when she rushed into her baby, Major’s nursery. As his night nurse had fallen asleep with him in her arms, he accidentally slipped and fell on the floor, head first. He had cracked his head on the hardwood floor and had suffered bleeding on his brain, Eva mentioned in a gut-wrenching post on her blog.
The next two days were no less than a nightmare for Susan Sarandon's daughter and her entire family. Post the emergency care and a series of tests, the baby was declared to be absolutely fine, despite the fracture and the bleeding, and there was no brain damage.
“By the grace of all of his many angels, and every God one cars to pray to, MAJOR IS FINE. Completely fine,” revealed Eva in her post.
She went on to add that, “The nurse is no longer working for our family, though we forgive her. And even though I finally made peace with the fact that this freak accident could not have been avoided by me, it has continued to effect (sic) me to my core and in all aspects of my daily life.”
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has reached out with words of comfort or to share their own stories the past 24 hours. It is so moving to know there are so many of you who are wishing our sweet boy well, and who are rooting us on as a family. I'd like to say one thing, which is that Parenthood is not a competition. Nobody gets an award at the end of all of it for doing it the best or most perfect way. All that matters is how we make our children feel, how we feel about them, and how we feel about ourselves as parents. To those who have expressed judgement, cruelty, and criticism of me, my choices, or my fragility during this time- I'm not going to justify myself to you. But I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment. ❤🙏🏼✨ Peace, please. Xx EAM
While the baby is fine and the family is out of a gruelling trauma, there is something that's bothering me. It's the manner in which Eva's heartfelt personal post garnered so many hate-filled comments. Comments like 'Why are you giving birth if you're not interested in being a mother!?' filled her Instagram post.
Again, Eva responded with utmost calm and compassion even to the naysayers, "I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self-love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment."
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