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Re : 1st birthday

Post by sjs40 » Thu Jul 29, 2004 01:51 am

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We spent the time of her birth with Ellie in the Memorial Garden and sang to her. Now we are going through the happier memories of when she was doing so well. I have just put some photos on yahoo, and Im hoping the link will work...


Sue (40)
Chris (37)
DD Eleanor Susan (Ellie)
born at 27wks severe PE
24 July 03 - 20 August 03

Re : 1st birthday

Post by 5thtymachrm » Wed Jul 28, 2004 07:42 pm

Sue, my heart goes to you and my prayers are with you for peace.


Indigo E. 11/20/03:37wks, PIH
ttc #2 is a go!

Re : 1st birthday

Post by nunyobizniz5 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 05:09 pm


Thank you for writing that post. It will help me along when the one yr anniversary comes up in about a mth and a half. I often wonder what it will be like and I know memories will come flooding in starting at the time I was put the first time in the hospital and to the incident. I will be praying for you. C

Re : 1st birthday

Post by julie f » Sat Jul 24, 2004 06:29 pm

Sending you prayers of peace and comfort today.

Much love,

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!

Southern California Coordinator

Re : 1st birthday

Post by josiah1112 » Sat Jul 24, 2004 03:55 pm

Wishing you a peaceful day today, Sue.
Thinking of you.

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03- 12/4/03 @ 26wks pre e
Moderator- Foro Latino
Future Adoptive Mom

Re : 1st birthday

Post by heatherbbb » Sat Jul 24, 2004 03:42 pm

I feel for you so much because I remember my own heartbreak at losing my son. I was just thinking today that my son's birthday (Seth) is coming up in 5 weeks. I'm not sure how I'll do. I'm thinking I might take that day off from work. Seth was born 1 day shy of 27 weeks. He went through the roller-coaster of the NICU, barely surviving severe pnemonias, two staff infections, double hernia surgery, and multiple respiratory infections. In his 5-1/2 month life, he never made it off of the ventilator for more than a few days. He died in February (the night before Valentine's Day) from Chronic Lung Disease. I know that Valentine's Day will never be the same for me.

I remember in his 2nd month getting a call at 11 p.m. from the NICU telling me Seth had pnemonia and wasn't responding to the ventilator. When we arrived at the hospital, the Docotor told us that Seth wouldn't live till the morning. We sat with him all night while his blood pressure and blood oxygen levels were unbelievable low. He pulled through for us that night and lived another 3 months. I was always scared to answer the phone after that, especially at night. It's hard to believe how much one phone call can change your life!

Sue, I just wish there was something I could say to comfort you, but words seem to come up short. I am so sorry you got preeclampsia and lost your precious little girl to NEC. I do believe we can draw strength from others who have had similar experiences, because we understand better and more fully than anyone else. I hope you got through today okay and will do even better in the weeks to come.


Mother of Seth Russell, delivered 26 weeks due to PE 9/3/03-2/13/04
Due with baby # 2 Feb 1, 2005

Re : 1st birthday

Post by tinalowe » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:53 pm


My thought and prayers are with you and DH.

Tina 23
DH Dereck 26

Emma Victoria stillborn 12-28-03

Re : 1st birthday

Post by kimb » Wed Jul 21, 2004 08:13 pm

My thoughts are with you through this tough time. It is hard to keep those memories from playing in our heads. For me, not being able to say "this time last year I was pregnant" has helped as Will's bday passed earlier this month.

Our own birthdays are hard as well, but my husband always tells me how happy he is that I am still here with him to have a birthday to celebrate.

Take good care of yourself and know that we are here at any time.

Kim 35
William Michael - my angel - pe/HELLP 7/7/03

Re : 1st birthday

Post by julie f » Wed Jul 21, 2004 04:12 pm


I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers this week. Zach's birthday is tomorrow and I can absolutely relate to your feelings of numbness. I have broken down a couple of times but for the most part, I just feel numb, like I'm just watching life go by right now...

I don't know how to make it any easier, I wish I could. Just know that I will keep you close at heart.

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!

Southern California Coordinator

Re : 1st birthday

Post by for faith » Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:11 am

Oh Sue ~ I am sending all the peace I possibly could at this difficult time. HUGS. We have such similar stories. I will be saying lots of prayers for you over the next days that Ellie gives you some peace.

Take care, please let us know how you are doing.

mommy to:
Tyler - 4 (36 wks, PIH)
Angel baby - 1/20/03 (11 wks)
Faith Kristine - 1/5/04-1/30/04 (30 weeks due to severe PE, passed due to NEC & Sepsis(preemie complications))

trying for #2 to share our lives with since 9/02