Baby Melvin’s Story

January 14th, 2012 by Lisha Barnes

My name is Lisha Barnes and I lost a baby to NEC on Thanksgiving of 2011. I had my baby on November 11, 2011. He was rushed to the NICU and treated by the best team of doctors and nurses. I was told that he was progressing greatly. He had even been taken of all of the oxygen that he was on and needed no assistance.I was nervous in the beginning because it was so scary, but I finally got used to it. I lived two hours away from the hospital that was treating him, so I had left for a small break. I received a phone call that told me my Melvin had gotten very sick. In less than an hour a dr. called me back to see how long it would take me to arrive. I was there in exactly two hours. His condition did not improve. I cried and prayed for about four hours and the dr. told me if I wanted to hold him while he was still breathing to come quickly.My baby was in my arms when he died.This is now the fourth baby that I have lost prematurely, but I still have faith that God will give me all that I need to endure this journey. It is not an easy thing to go through, I pray for those that have lost babies, and I pray for those that will lose babies to this disease. Just hold on to God’s unchanging hand.

3 responses to “Baby Melvin’s Story”

  1. hayley grant says:

    so sorry for your loss i lost my little guy in october an its so so hard losing a child is something no mum should ever have to go through. I hope one day you get your wish xx

  2. zhanna says:

    Lisha, I’m so sorry for your losses, and its great to hear that you have Faith in God, His love will never fail and He will bless you and fill you with joy beyond understanding. Also know that you already have 4 little ones waiting to meet and greet you in heaven 🙂

  3. donna mclain says:

    God bless you I just found outy gson nec.please help send prayers my daughter and him mean the. World to me
    I am in Louisiana and she is in Philadelphia and I am unable to get there
    Ty so much and I’m so sorry for your loss

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