Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tears

This week I've shed too many tears. Tears for families who are without a loved one. Since the end of August, there have been 3 moms that I've read about who have lost their lives, or will lose their lives, due to complications from preeclampsia. Husbands left behind, children left behind. Parents unexpectedly trying to make sense of why their daughter is gone before them. A life ended too soon.

At a time when joy is supposed to happen, hell it's expected, these families are literally going through hell. Bri, a mom in MN, is being taken off life support today. After suffering HELLP Syndrome and having to have an emergency liver transplant to attempt to save her life, brain swelling will end her life. A mom died on Aug 30th after developing eclampsia with her pregnancy. And another mom who died that weekend was lost after preeclampsia led to complications. They all leave their children behind. Children who will grow up without their mother. It's not fair. It's not right.

This is why I continue to wage war on preeclampsia. Until know one had to shed a tear over a loss from this condition.

RIP ladies. You did not know me and the others who are thinking of you and your families, but you have touched us deeply.

7 comments:

Lyndsey said...

It is truly astounding that we still have no idea how to stop this. So terrible... those poor families.

rlw said...

Makes me wonder why some of us are so lucky. {{hugs}}

Aunt Becky said...

My heart is breaking for them. I am so sorry for everyone involved.

mumma boo said...

It's just awful. My heart goes out to them.

Bluebird said...

It's so hard to believe that this still happens in 2009. Thank you for sharing their stories with us. Beyond heartbreaking.

Kara said...

Hugs, Denise. I'm right there with you. Kara

Christie O. said...

ohmigosh. i have no words denise, except to say i'm here with you.