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:
Melody was an amazing little bundle of joy, and we’ll never forget her. NOT EVER.
We love you Melly Belly.