Abe saw something different. "Look Mom, the baby's waving at me!" he said.
Dr. Sandhu heard us then, and smiling, he waved Oscar's hand once more, making Abe giggle.
Even then I understood the importance of this gesture. Even then I knew that Dr. Sandhu saw that Abe's relationship with Oscar trumped the need to figure out what was causing Oscar's symptoms. Even then I recognized that we became a family in that moment.
Here are a few of my favorite early photos of Abe and Oscar.