Sunday, November 21, 2010

Harrison's Story

We have 3 beautiful boys, all healthy, so when we found out our news of having our 4th child we were so excited. We thought our biggest decision going into our 20 week ultrasound was that we would find out if it was a boy or a girl. If it was a boy we were starting to run out of names, it was a girl, quick better go shopping to get pink. Never did we think we were to be told the heartwrenching news we were going to be told. We were told we were having another boy, but he had a birth defect. Diaphragmatic Hernia. This is where there is a hole in the diaphram and it lets the stomach contents to move up into the chesst cavity, which then can affect the heart and mostly the lungs. They gave our son, Harrison 50%, at that point he had only the stomach and the bowel in his chest cavity. We decided to give Harrison every chance, he had gotten that far and 50% was pretty good odds. Throughout the pregnancy our odds declined with numerous ultrasounds done, his lungs weren't growing and forming as well as they needed to for him to survive. At 25 weeks pregnant we were told our son only had 30% chance of surviving, but prepare ourselves for the worst. As a mother that is so hard to do, think about your son dying. Someone that you love so dearly, you would die for them. I prayed for a miracle. Harrison made it to birth. I was booked in for a C Section. He was born September 14th at 1.26pm. Harrison fought hard and hung on for 28 hours. He died on September 15th at 5.30pm. This day was so bitter sweet, it was the day I got to hold and see my beautiful baby boy, but it is also the darkest day in my life, the day he became an angel. He is so loved and so missed.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story! I would love to add your charity to my Fund Raisers page on my blog. Please let me know if you are interested and send me any links or information you would like included! BIG hugs to you!