Posted in Family, Health

Happy Birthday To Our Own little Angel

He would have been seven today
Had things gone differently
Who knows?
Being nearer to the hospital?
Or some other factor?
That we can never change
So now
I remember you
Every morning
Then shoulder the burdens
Of life
And the joys
Of your brothers

 

Read more about his short life here

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Posted in Family, Health

Happy Birthday To Our Own little Angel

He would have been six today
Had things gone differently
Who knows?
Being nearer to the hospital?
Or some other factor?
That we can never change
So now
I remember you
Every morning
Then shoulder the burdens
Of life
And the joys
Of your brothers

 

Read more about his short life here

Posted in Creative Writing, Family, Poetry, Writing

Life and Death

OK. So the prompt immediately and powerfully took me to one place only – and though it’s gloomy – that’s what I had to write. And I couldn’t get it into one Haiku no matter what I tried – so instead I wrote two linked – with the traditional contrast between the two rather than inside the one.

I promise to write something cheerier next time.

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Potential new life
Excitement when waters break
New life brings us cheer

Six forever hours
Caressing a fading pulse
All cheer drains away

 

In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #102 Birth&Cheer

#Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Posted in Adoption, Family

Exactly 3 years ago today! (via timehop.com)

We remember this and are still thankful for the support we had and still get.

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Posted in General

Lucas Henry Bailey

The saddest post I hope I ever have to make. (And posted quite some time after the event )

Yesterday at 38 weeks Rachel’s waters broke. We went straight to hospital but a she had not entered labour were sent back home. At about 11:00pm she suddenly experienced a huge loss of blood. An ambulance was called and we were rushed to William Harvey hospital.

At 12:03 am Lucas Henry Bailey was born by emergency caesarian. Rachel had suffered a placental abruption – where the placenta comes away from the womb wall too early. This deprived Lucas of blood and oxygen for too long a period.

He was born without a heartbeat but was revived. However the damage was too severe. he was brain damaged, deaf, blind and with no feeling. He could not survive.

Rachel’s Mum arranged a quick Christening and then life support was taken off. This allowed us to hold him in our arms for his last few hours. Rachel was still very drugged up at this point. I was not – and I remember watching him slip away slowly. He finally left us at 6:15 am.

He was looked after a loved for all that short time.

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