Maddison’s story

July 27th, 2008 by Lindsay Robinson

Hello Maddison was born on 15.12.06 weighing 3lbs 14oz, she was born 3 months early due to my illness, I have a heart problem, I was told I may never have any children of my own because of my illness, so when I found out I was pregnant I was over the moon.

I went to my 3 month scan I was so excited, I saw my baby and I just felt tears of joy streaming down my face, then my 5 month scan came I couldn’t believe I was having a baby, she was growing ok and every thing was normal.

Finally she was born she was kicking and waving her arms about she was beautiful they said Lindsay you have a healthy little girl. As each day past she was gaining weight and doing so well 6 weeks later she was moved in to a cot and in to home nursery I was so happy, a nurse said to me not long now and you will be taking her home. Then I got a phone call it was the hospital – can you come straight away Maddison’s not too good we have had to move her to ICU. I went straight to the hospital and there was my beautiful little angel her tummy was swollen up like a balloon, they said we need to operate so they did but days went on and she wasn’t getting any better so they did another operation to see if they could do anything else but they couldn’t. They took me and my family in to a room and they told me there was nothing else they could do. I had her baptized and then turned her machine off I could feel my heart breaking more and more. I was taken to a room where me and my family could spend time with her. She was a little fighter and my miracle. Maddison died in my arms with my hand on her heart, at 8pm on 31.1.07, my world was shattered, a doctor said we call it the silent killer because they don’t know until the baby’s tummy is bloated by then its to late. I think they should tell every pregnant woman about NEC in babies.

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