Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sad Conclusion

Sadly, I'm writing this from the waiting room at the hospital.

Erin had another bleed tonight - much more than the previous ones.

Her doctors said that Erin's health is now the priority.

Her main doctor - Dr. Buckmaster came into the hospital to make sure that he concurred with the recommendation to deliver tonight - he did.

Sadly, the baby is just 23 weeks old today. He isn't old enough to live.

Erin is with the interventional radiology team now.

After that, they will take her into surgery where they will do a c-section and likely a hysterectomy.

I will get to hold our baby before he dies and they will make a memory book for Erin that she can have when she wakes up from the surgery.

This isn't what we wanted to happen - its very sad. I'm very sad that I'll have to say good bye to our son, but am glad that I will get to meet him.

I just want to get Erin through this. They are hopeful that she will be fine, but with the previa and accreta there could be complications.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

23 comments:

  1. Mike and Erin all of our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always. I don't think I have ever met anyone as strong as Erin. You are amazing people. I feel lucky to know you both. Please hang in there, feel the love and support across the miles from so many. love, kisses, support, hugs, tears and more love- nikki

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  2. i am so very sorry to hear this. please let us know how the surgry is going. all our love.
    sean, elise,jack, ava

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  3. Oh..Mike. nothing to say but to let you know we are thinking and praying like mad right now for you all. Erins a trooper - she will get through this. -Rhonda

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  4. Sending all of our thoughts and prayers to you. Love - Courtney

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  5. Couldn't get Erin and you out of my thoughts and prayers if I TRIED. Hoping collective love, prayers and tears hold you and keep you. - CMM

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  6. Thinking and praying for you all on this sad and difficult day. TJT

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~Greg

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  8. We're saying our prayers for you guys and we're very sorry to hear the news. Sharon & Jason

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  9. So very sorry to hear this sad news Mike. Mike and I will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. - colleen

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  10. So sorry, I shed a tear thinking of what you are going through. My prayers are with you, may God watch over your family and ease your pain.
    R. Cox

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  11. This is Bradley, Elise's brother. We don't know one another but I just want to send some good energy to your family as you work through this unfortunate, sad and heartbreaking event.

    Keep well.....

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  12. Oh, guys. Saying a prayer. We love you so much - you did the best you could, and continue to be so brave. Enormous hugs and as always - here to help. xoxox NB&H

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  13. Mike,

    You, Erin, and Lauren have been in our thoughts and prayers. I am sorry to hear your sad news. We willcontinue to pray for peace and healing for the whole family -- God bless.

    - Evan and Joan

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  14. From one dad to another: I am so sorry. What a tough journey.

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  15. So sad to hear the news. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Heidi

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  16. Michael and Erin, our prayers are with you today. We are so sad by the news. God gave that sweet boy two wonderful parents. We are thinking of you, love, Jane & Kevin Fitz

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  17. I am so, so sorry. You have all been so strong through this, and I know will continue to be. I'm sending you thoughts and prayers and huge hugs. Love, Hannah

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  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your little boy - he will always have a place in your hearts. God Bless the Herrick family.

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  19. Mike, Erin and Lauren, you are in our thoughts and prayers.~The Bradlee's

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  20. Lynne, Rick, Gabe & PeriMarch 10, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    We are thinking of you constantly and are so very sorry for your loss. Erin is so strong and your family is loving and close and you will get through this. Lots of hugs and prayers.

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  21. We are so sad and sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. - Cathy

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  22. Mike
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep Erin, you and Lauren in my prayers.
    Take care,
    Katie Reynolds

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  23. Mike,
    I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Seyhan

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