RIP Melody Caitlyn Scott


Evening.

I’ve been searching for a way to post this, and how to talk about it, and I just can’t, not really.  I won’t go into the details, but on April 1st, Melody passed away, diagnosed with NEC (Necrotising Enterocolitis), an infection that apparently spreads quite quickly.  We were there just in time to say goodbye and have her taken off the ventilator.

Losing a child, especially when she was doing so well, is one of the worst things a parent can endure.

Our friends and family have been great and supportive, and made us think that the world hasn’t come to and end.  Leah and JJ have been fantastic as well, keeping us sane (mostly) and strong.

My wife is amazing, beautiful, and so much stronger than I am.  Saner too.  She’s been organising all sorts of charity stuff (including me and my friends getting our chests waxed, and going on a pub crawl collecting money for charity), and writing a massive journal of Melody’s journey from conception (don’t get any ideas), to the day she died.  She’s an amazing woman, and I’m so lucky to have her and the kids.

Here’s a couple of links to donate to BLISS (the neonatal charity), or like her page on facebook:

http://bliss.tributefunds.com/fund/Melody+Caitlyn+Scott/showFund/FID/4313

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.501869657309.278917.763842309&type=3#!/MelodyCaitlynPreciousStar

Melody was an amazing little bundle of joy, and we’ll never forget her.  NOT EVER.

We love you Melly Belly.

Daddy

xxx

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6 thoughts on “RIP Melody Caitlyn Scott

  1. Sophia says:

    I’m so so so sorry. She had all the love in the world though. I wish you and your wife lots of strength and courage to help you find a new way to live now.

  2. Bev Lewis aka Beverly Wells says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your wife all the strength to get through this tragic time. My husband, son, and I lost another son when he was 18–different circumstances, different age, but the loss of any child is devastating to any parent and family. Our thoughts are with you both and we pray that every day gets a bit easier to get through. And each day will be easier; some days you’ll cry, some days you’ll scream at the unfairness of it all, but no one can ever take the deep-seeded memories of your lovely child from you and that’s what you have to cling to and remember–and then, yes, you just take a deep breath, remember how precious she was and cling to your cherished memories. And treasure the short time you had with such a gift from heaven. And don’t ever turn away from the support of all your friends and family. They’ll get you through this, they want to be your rock–so let them. It helps, it truly does. Always, Bev

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