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sometimesdilly
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Libby Dawn was born 6 days ago with major birth defects involving most of her body.

She died yesterday morning, in the arms of her father.

In the few days that she lived, Libby had a huge impact on everyone who met her.

Please send prayers to her mother and father, who are, as might be imagined, completely devastated.

thank you- dilly

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mtree
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heart wrenching......I am so very sorry for your loss...and your family.

sending prayers.....

[group hug] mtree

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If they live in the Baltimore area please pass this along to them. They will need all the help they can get to put their life back into focus.

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Thoughts and prayers coming their way. What a horrible thing to have to go through. I've been there. [group hug]

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I'm sorry dilly. [Frown] [group hug]

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Oh, how horrible!!! I'm so sorry! Prayers going UP! [group hug]

Possible Lyme victim?

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I am SO terribly sorry! That breaks my heart! [Frown]
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thank you all very much for the prayers.

i would hope that nobody else here would have need of the resource I found right after she was born (in Vermont), but maybe it will make a difference to someone else somewhere, sometime.

there is a national group of professional photographers who volunteer to go to hospitals and hospices to take photographs of babies who are stillborn or born with no hope of living long.

i think their site is- nowIlaymedowntosleep.com

The photographer who photographed Libby and Libby with her family was wonderful- sensitive, compassionate and and completely willing and able to listen and act on what was important to the family.

And TuTu- no, Lyme was not responsible for this. Libby's mom has had severe difficulties with all her pregnancies; she was extremely ill and bedbound for the entire pregnancies of her first two children- both healthy, thank God-- and she delivered a full-term stillborn baby just two years ago.

A lot of tragedy for one little family to absorb. They have always been intensely prayerful. Their faith is sustaining them right now, and your prayers are meaningful to them- thank you again.

dilly

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dilly and family,

my deepest, heartfelt sympathies to you all on this tragic loss! then to have had another full-term baby stillborn too; how terribly sad.


dilly, in my sympathy poem collection is ONE poem about losing a baby or toddler...

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I went to the lay me down website and cried my eyes out. I'm so sorry for your nephew, his wife, and your entire family.

When my oldest was born I was told he probably wouldn't survive. A priest was called into my room to give me and my husband comfort.

My little trouper, with only a 10% chance of making it, made it!!

But I will never, ever forget how painful it was to go through the fear of losing him. And to this day, it is all bittersweet because he is severely mentally challenged and doesn't live with me and my husband anymore because Lyme stole away my ability to care for him.

He's happy, healthy, and doesn't know I'm his mother. I'm so glad he's alive.

I send you prayers. - Lymelady

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Dilly, that is so tragic to have already lost another baby. How terrible!

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Geneal
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My heart is breaking for your family.

Sending prayers and Angels to comfort them.

So sorry for their loss (and yours).

I can't possibly imagine that.....

Hugs,

Geneal

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Dilly,


I'm so sorry for the loss of this precious baby.


There are organizations that make free bronze impressions of baby's feet and hands as keepsakes for grieving parents.


Locally, the business is Patticakes.


You may want to call the hospital NICU or nursery and ask what resources they have for parents of deceased infants.


Some hospitals will make a copy of the baby's footprints. Some will take photographs. The photos the hospital provided of my son were terrible...grainy and not in focus...I wish I had known to take my own photographs.


They may want to bathe, dress, cuddle, and sing to her. It's the only chance they'll get then she'll be gone forever. They may want a family photograph. Nothing they may want is odd or unusual.


You or some family friends may want to make a scrapbook for this baby to celebrate Libby Dawn's life.

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Hugs and Prayers to your family and you. Private message sent.
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PS.. Libby Dawn is such a precious name!
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So sorry. It makes me hang on so tight to my two children who I got to keep.

With miscarriages, stillbirths, and short-lived children, many people don't know how to acknowledge the life and the loss.

Thank you for helping them do that. This little child was and is so very real, and certainly so very loved.

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I'm so very sorry Dilly. My thoughts and prayers with all of you.

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My family and i are sending thoughts and prayers.
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