I have struggled over the past couple of days wether I would share this on my blog and ultimately, I have decided to write a short post.
My 19 year old daughter and her boyfriend of 4+ years found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. After a short adjustment period we were all looking forward to welcoming a new member to the family. On Christmas day she had some serious difficulties. She was young and we all (including the Doctor's) hoped that she could recover and have a healthy baby.
Last week things took another turn for the worse and we were sent to Vancouver (8 hrs away) to the specialty maternity hospital.
I am devastated to say that my grandson David Edward Doria Fletcher was born on Friday January 28 just after 4:00 PM (after 24 hrs of labour). He was just too young and far too small (355 grams) to fight and my daughter and her boyfriend's lives will be forever changed.
My heart was shattered watching their pain, and ultimately I could do nothing to take away their pain. I know time will allow them to heal as my words just do not seem adequate. All I have to offer them is my willingness to listen.
Please forgive me if I am absent from my blog for the immediate future. Thank you for understanding.