June the 11th 2015 was the best but
worse day of our lives. We gave birth to Rosie Hope our perfect baby girl who was devastatingly born sleeping.
To hear the words “I am afraid your baby has gone” will be
etched in our memories forever. This is the day our nightmares begun.
We were able to spend the rest of the day holding our little angel, but we knew at some point we had to leave to go home without her in our
arms. A heart wrenching feeling of having to leave our child behind over
whelmed us, all we wanted to do was spend precious time with our sleeping beauty.
Our midwife wheeled in a wooden electrical cold unit for
Rosie to rest in. Little did we know that this cold cot had the potential to
enable us to take Rosie home until we had to say goodbye forever.
That night we left without Rosie and without our hearts.
The next morning we returned to hospital to see Rosie and to
ask if we can bring her home in the cold cot. “I am so sorry another family lost their baby and have taken the unit home”. Our hearts sank! We cannot take her home now! “No I am afraid we only have 1 cold cot for the hospital”.
As we write this we cry, the feeling of guilt, sadness and loss we feel for not being able to bring her home, we feel like we abandoned our little Rosie in a cold unfamiliar place. All this pain on top of our loss, all because the hospital only had one cold cot.
The pain became unbearable for Rosie’s mummy, she spent 2 nights by Rosie’s side in the hospital, sleeping on the sofa in the chapel. Nothing could stop a mothers love.
We will never be able to stop parents feeling the pain of losing their sleeping angels, but we can help make their last few moments with their child precious.
Can you help us take away their pain and give them time with their sleeping angels? We don’t want any parent to suffer the added pain we have.
On average 3 babies pass away each week, so with more than
one cold cot in the hospital it will mean no one will suffer. We are raising
money for Cold cots for Worthing Hospital, a hospital that did so much for us and our Rosie Hope.
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