Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby G.

Last night my friend B. called - another couple from our church lost a baby. Baby G. was roughly 6 months old. I don't have all the details - he was sick, his parents took him to the doctor's office, he had chest X-rays. Whatever was found was not good, he was going to be taken to a larger hospital. Instead he died from respiratory failure.
My heart aches for this family. Baby G. was an adorable little boy, strawberry blonde, curly hair. I've stroked that hair. I've admired him and talked to his parents about how beautiful he was. I want to go to their house and sit with the mother and hold her hand while she cries.
This has brought up old emotions for me - losing a baby unexpectedly. I was putting Ethan to bed last night & just started crying. I asked DH to put Ethan to bed, I needed a good cry. I didn't sleep very well. Ethan woke up once, but I woke up several times, looked at the clock & thought about all the lost babies. So very sad.
Please keep this young family in your thoughts.


Monica H said...

Absolutely. It's tragic when a baby dies before they've ever been born and we grieve them because we never really got to know them like we envisioned.

But when a baby dies unexpectedly that has filled your life for 6 months (or longer) with joy and the all of a sudden become sick and dies, it's even more tragic.

I think this kind of loss becomes more real for people. It doesn't make it easier for them to accept, but they see it really was a child that died, not just a baby in utero. Which is sad because
no loss is better or worse than the other. The outcome is the same- a baby died that shouldn't have.

I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers will be with them and you as you're missing your babies.

Lori said...

Horrible. I am so sorry for that family and their friends. I can not even imagine what it is like to lose a child that has been born. I know that we are devastated from losing our children early, but to lose one that you have bonded with, held for many months, kissed over and over - unthinkable.
My prayers go out to them.