Love You Always Isabella

I had my baby girl on 26th April 2012. She was perfect. I was so happy and so was my partner. Only when she was born she wasn’t breathing. Our joy soon turned into panic when they quickly shown us our limp baby girl.

It took them 5 minutes to get her to breathe, and when she took her first breathe it was amazing. My daughter was born with NRDS (Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome) which meant that her lungs were under developed. My daughter was born at 38 weeks gestation, but her lungs were a few weeks behind her.

The trauma of delivery had caused her to stop breathing. She was put on oxygen, lots of different tubes, wires, IVs. We had to stay in the hospital as I was ill too. She had a short battle, and at 4 days old she was taken off everything as she was doing so well, but that night she got really poorly.

She caught a bug and died 2 days later. That was nearly 9 months ago and it’s still as painful as watching her die that day. It was too much for me and my partner so we split up a few days later. She was our first and only baby. I was 19 and he was 20. I still cry everyday for my daughter and sleep holding her teddy every night. Love you always Isabella <3

— Charlotte

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