My best friend, Tara, had a lady that she worked with that was due the end of February. Tara had the privilege of watching her pregnancy, being involved in it, going to her baby shower (which was the same day as my first one, just after) and being a friend to this woman. The woman went out on leave before her due date and everyone at the office patiently awaited to hear news on when the little boy would make his arrival.
Just Monday the office received an email. The little boy was born on February 26. Everything was great through this woman's labor. The baby's heartbeat was good, everything was normal...perfect even. However, when he was born, he was stillborn. They had no idea what happened. They were able to get him breathing again, but didn't know how long the little angel had gone without oxygen. He was in the NICU and he was the first baby in our state to receive what they are calling a Cool Cap and on a ventilator.
Hearing this I was heart broken and devastated. I hate hearing all these stories. It just goes to show you that you have absolutely no control over what can happen and ANYTHING can happen at any given point in time.
But it didn't stop there. Tara told me this morning that they took the little one off life support and said their goodbyes this morning. How heartbreaking, how awful. No one should ever have to do that. I am so sad for this woman, her husband, the family. I am just so sad. It scares me. My heart goes out to her and everyone else who has had such a tragedy happen. Life just is so unfair sometimes.