Story by Julz,
Melody was my third baby, our first together. We had two miscarriages before her, so she was going to be our rainbow baby.
The pregnancy wasn't the easiest, suffering from hyperemesis, and antenatal depression it was difficult to enjoy any of it.
At 23 weeks I developed early signs of pre-eclampsia, where the hospital monitored me regularly until at 26+5 I became seriously ill and needed one to one care, the following day it was found that I had HELLP syndrome, our daughter was delivered a 1lb5 of feistyness.
Due to IUGR she was the size of a 23 weeker. She squealed and kicked the Dr on her way out.
And from that moment she was a diva, she breathed on her own less than 24 hours, and her cpap was switched to nasal spec's not long after.
She was amazing. We were given a discharge date, we were waiting for her to gain weight. She was absolutely perfect.
Then the night before her 5th week, she began to feel unwell, and the Doctor's thought they would wait and see to what would happen.
She developed Sepsis her crp levels had hit 110 and for the first time since hours old she had to be ventilated.
We had no idea she was dying until we arrived at the hospital at 915,to be told she wasn't going to survive. At 9:30 she died.
Sepsis killed our little girl.
Sepsis Stole hope from us.
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