Saturday, July 14, 2007

And the heartache isn't over.

My mom just called with horrific news. My dad's cousin and his wife were 8 months pregnant (IVF) and yesterday she threw a clot (pulmonary embolism) and lost the baby. She's in very critical condition. She had a miscarriage about a year ago. I can only imagine that they've spent the past eight months terrified that something might go wrong. She's 42. Sure, that can carry some risks as far as fertility goes, but you certainly don't think about this. Then again, I don't guess anybody really expects something like this.

I could ask why it's all so incredibly unfair, but somehow "unfair" doesn't do justice to what they must be feeling right now. I'm at a complete loss.

So please, if you pray, pray. If you think, please think. If you light candles, get your matches out. "S" needs all the strength and good thoughts and hope that the world has to give.

7 comments:

Heather said...

That is horrible. I'm so sorry.

I always think at that stage that you are "safe". I can't imagine the agony they are in.

I'll definitely be sending a few up at church this morning for them.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

That is so heartbreaking. It just goes to show how any stage of pregnancy can be risky. Your family is in my thoughts!

The Road Less Travelled said...

I'm so sorry.

Ann said...

That's terrible. For all us suffering from IF, that's pretty much the worst-case scenario. I'll keep her in my prayers.

The Town Criers said...

That is terrible, terrible news. I am so sorry for your dad's cousin.

Shelby said...

Oh my goodness, how horrible!! Your family will be in my thoughts.

Sarah said...

oh wow, that is unimaginably horrible. i'm so very sorry and sending all my well wishes their way.