Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Asking for Prayers

I'm so incredibly sad.  I just can't imagine what Erica must be going through.  My cousin, Kevin, and his girlfriend were pregnant the same time I was... their due date was 2 months after mine.

She had a difficult pregnancy with constant morning, noon, night sickness.  She wanted a little girl and found out that's what they were expecting.  They had her name picked out.

Erica was 31 weeks pregnant when she was in the hospital a couple of weeks ago, due to preeclampsia.

I was so shocked when they released her after keeping her in the hospital for a couple of days.  It seemed the blood pressure scare at such an early point in her pregnancy.. that they would keep her longer or schedule a c section, but they didn't...

Erica and my cousin went home and had a follow up doctor's appointment.  They lost their baby, being called stillbirth because she was that far into the pregnancy.   It broke my heart to hear the news.  They had to do a c section yesterday to remove the baby.  I've had a miscarriage before many years ago, was 4 months pregnant... and I was devastated then.  I just can't imagine...

My cousin saw his daughter after the surgery and said, "She was beautiful."  Sometimes there aren't enough tears...

My Mom said, "God must have needed a special angel girl that day."

They will have a service for their baby girl, Chelsie, in the next few days.  Asking for prayers.

9 comments:

Coffeypot said...

Sometimes you have to question God's plans. I will pray for them and you, though. That is about all we can do... pray and try to understand.

Jessica Anne said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be thinking about them. Life is so unfair.

Cheryl said...

I am saddened by your news, Aleta. That is so tragic. They are in my prayers.

Cyndy Newsome said...

That is just so incredibly sad. I'm so sorry.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Sending prayers. I'm so very sorry.

Life Happens said...

My heart goes out to them. So sorry. I pray they will find strength thru this.

Aleta said...

Thank you everyone for the prayers.

The Forscheins said...

Lots of strength and love is wished! Angel-baby Chelsie is home. God must have needed her indeed.

Lilly said...

I am so sorry to hear this news Aleta. My prayers are with your family.