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Gia - Never forget our first

Postby ginav » Tue Oct 18, 2011 05:02 pm

by ginav (1 Posts), Tue Oct 18, 2011 05:02 pm

I was warned about preeclampsia when my blood pressure was elevated during my normal OB visits. I wanted to do something to make things better but I was unable to make any difference.

My daughter, Gia, was born on Sunday 10/16/11 at 9:28am and died Sunday 10/16/11 at 10:43am. The only life she knew was the hour she spent in her Daddy's arms as he held her while she breathed what life she was given. I was still on the operating table coming out of anesthesia. I never got to see her eyes open nor her facial features which I was told looked like mine.

I am distraught over the whole situation. I don't know if there are enough tears to express my sorrow. All in all my husband and I are hopeful in trying again someday soon. We do not want our first child to be our only child. While we will never forget our dear Gia nor the impact she had on our lives, we carry on with our heads held high and tears in our eyes.

I attached her picture as a remembrance. Her Daddy set her up with the spoon he was to give her as his first gift. It was the key to his heart, which she took with her when she let our her last breath.

Mommy and Daddy love you always little one.

G.V.
Ohio
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Our bundle of joy, Gia.
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Re: Gia - Never forget our first

Postby kerisue » Tue Oct 18, 2011 06:19 pm

by kerisue (623 Posts), Tue Oct 18, 2011 06:19 pm

I'm so sorry about the loss of your precious Gia. This disease took away my daughter too. I don't think there are enough tears to express the sorrow of something like this. I hope you are not blaming yourself- by the time your blood pressure became elevated the disease was probably already in process and there was nothing you could have done to change the outcome, much as we would have done anything we possibly could to change it. In addition to your family, I hope you can find some information and support here.
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed
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Re: Gia - Never forget our first

Postby blythe » Tue Oct 18, 2011 08:37 pm

by blythe (3060 Posts), Tue Oct 18, 2011 08:37 pm

Beautiful baby Gia. I am so sorry this horrible disease took her from you. I hope you can find support and healing here.
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
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Re: Gia - Never forget our first

Postby sam10 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 09:07 pm

by sam10 (1441 Posts), Tue Oct 18, 2011 09:07 pm

I am so sorry that your precious Gia had to leave again so soon. It is such a tragedy and I am so sorry you had to experience this. Preeclampsia is such a difficult disease that brings so much sorrow, grief, fear and trauma into the lives who experience it. My little one was born too early too and I still miss him every day. I hope you'll find the type of support you'll need, so you and your husband will find ways to cope with this difficult situation. For me these forums helped a lot to get information and support. I also found professional counseling very helpful during my first months.

We'll be thinking of you and your family. (hugs)
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: Gia - Never forget our first

Postby Shannonlynn » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:39 am

by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:39 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. The photo of Gia is beautiful. There are no words...none. Just know that the members on this website understand the deep heartache you feel. This is THE one place that has given me the most comfort during what I know to be the darkest days of my life. My hope is that the universe will wrap you in the love and support you need to get through this extremely difficult time. (((HUGS)))
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.
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Re: Gia - Never forget our first

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Wed Oct 19, 2011 08:09 pm

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Wed Oct 19, 2011 08:09 pm

I am so sorry you had to go through this and know this kind of pain. Gia,what a beatiful name and a beautiful picture.Ttake care of yourself and eachother during this very difficult time. Reach out to those who support you and those that understand like here on this site. Sadly,you are not alone on this road. Much love to you.
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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