Chest 161; Our Paddock

22 May


cHEST 161

Chest 161, Our Paddock 2017

The hills in this image are those behind our little farm, rising above them are the remnants of a chest X-ray taken from a very small, very sick newborn baby who had developed many complications arising from his prematurity including a pneumothorax (air in the chest spaces compressing the lungs). The infant is being ventilated and kept alive through the skill of the neonatologists. His hold on life is indeed tenuous, as is the hold we have upon the land we love.

8 Responses to “Chest 161; Our Paddock”

  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs May 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

    It’s always great to see notifications of your new posts. Pairing the story and xray with a landscape that is very dear to you, shows your compassion and concern for that fragile tiny one.

    • Xraypics May 23, 2017 at 8:02 am #

      Thanks, the connection is important to me. Unfortunately the X-rays I use are all de-identified and from teaching collections, so unless the accompanying notes give information, I never know the outcome for the little person concerned.

  2. juergenkuester May 23, 2017 at 4:49 am #

    Sehr gelungene Landschaftsbilder, finde ich: inspirierend. Liebe Grüße

  3. Xraypics May 23, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    Vielen dank Juergen, I appreciate your comment. Best wishes.

  4. sedge808 May 23, 2017 at 12:10 pm #


  5. burgessart May 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Another excellent blog Tony!

  6. leecleland May 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

    Haven’t seen you for a while Tony. Like this sensitive rendition of the fragility of the new born and the land.

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