From: Mom of Six
Date: 01-28-2007, 04:30 PM (1 of 6)
My DD has a friend from high school with a baby due 3 days before DD's twins. They have been sharing news about DRs. & Ultrasounds through e mails as she has moved to another state. DD learned last Thurs. that her friends ultrasound showed she is having a girl but the baby has not developed a brain. She has a tough decision to make. She can go to term & they say the baby will not live more than 12 hrs. or she can terminate now. I would hate to be in the position to make this decision @ 25 YO. Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Her name is Michelle.
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Date: 01-28-2007, 05:11 PM (2 of 6)
ouchies Barb. When I was pregnant with my first a collegue of Tony's discovered that their son to be had spina bifada below the neck and was not going to survive - she elected to go term and delivered at 7 months - 5 days before I had Katie. She came to visit me in hospital and I asked the midwives what I could do to help her grieve. Their comment was to allow her to look after my baby so she could have some time with a term baby. When I came out we asked her and her husband if they would babysit our girl and they spent the night cuddling her while we went out.(and I spent the evening worrying - she was 3 weeks old and breastfed - we had left enough milk in case she woke up) She didn't get a moment of sleep as they played with her and talked to her all the time.
I remember them saying how perfect Robert was - just looked like a normal baby (only at 7 months he should have had a disproportionatly larger head) - it could be that your daughter will be in a unique place to help them grieve the loss of their child.
Chris and Chey-chu now have 3 healthy rambustious children.
Keeping you in mind
love and kisses, Jan
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Date: 01-28-2007, 05:32 PM (3 of 6)
|What devastating news for the parents. my prayers will go out to them. Lynne||
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Date: 01-28-2007, 07:58 PM (4 of 6)
There is a reason behind this little girl. God will help her find the answers she is searching for. I will be praying for her and the precious baby that she is carring. I also lost one at 5 months due to trama and I know this can be tough. I know she will want to hold her as I so desperatley wanted to hold mine. She may not realize it now but the baby is a gift even if only for a few moments. May god be with her in this difficult decision.
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Date: 01-28-2007, 08:34 PM (5 of 6)
I'm so very sorry.... [[[[[ ]]]]]
with all the warmth I can send...
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Date: 01-29-2007, 08:44 PM (6 of 6)
What a terrible decision they must face. I cannot imagine ever having to make such a decision. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.
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