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My nephew's 10 day old baby has died

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MappandLucia Sun 19-Dec-10 21:43:24

That's it really.

She just died. Straightforward birth, home same day - seemed to be thriving.

My heart is broken for them and I feel so useless.

Hassledge Sun 19-Dec-10 21:44:30

How awful - I'm so sorry.

winnybella Sun 19-Dec-10 21:45:35

Horrible. I'm so sorry.

TitianTinselTemptress Sun 19-Dec-10 21:46:03

Oh my god that is so so sad. My heart goes out to them, I really can't imagine anything worse.

TitianTinselTemptress Sun 19-Dec-10 21:46:40

And to you, obviously - sorry I didn't say that. You must all be devastated.

ilovesprouts Sun 19-Dec-10 21:46:41

so sad x

PaxoIsEvil Sun 19-Dec-10 21:46:57

Oh, that is tragic So sorry for your family x

MappandLucia Sun 19-Dec-10 21:47:16

I know. As a mum - it's our worst nightmare. Poor little angel.

NorthernLurker Sun 19-Dec-10 21:47:47

I'm so sorry. sad

Are they near to you? If so don't be afraid to go and cry with them. All we can do in this heartbreak is stand with the bereaved. We can't fix it. we can't take away the pain but we can stand with them and say we're sorry.

CarGirl Sun 19-Dec-10 21:49:20

sad so sorry for you all

TheUnmentioned Sun 19-Dec-10 21:49:21

Oh goodness, I am so sorry.

MappandLucia Sun 19-Dec-10 21:51:56

They are quite near, but they spent today at hospital with her sad, she died yesterday.

I have had chat with him on phone which was just awful.

NorthernLurker Sun 19-Dec-10 21:52:44

Was she their first child?

OsbegaEthewulf Sun 19-Dec-10 21:54:31

ohhhh, that is heartbreaking. I am so sorry

herbietea Sun 19-Dec-10 21:57:24

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TheSleepFairy Sun 19-Dec-10 22:02:33

I agree you can try to be there for them. Take milk, bread, teabags etc & just stick them in the fridge/cupboard.

How are you doing?
you must feel wretched. Did you get to meet her before she died?

My heart goes out to you all, so very sad

LauraNorder Sun 19-Dec-10 22:03:51

Oh how sad sad I'm so sorry x

Valpollicella Sun 19-Dec-10 22:04:14

So, so sorry to hear that. Wishing you all strength x

TurkeyMartini Sun 19-Dec-10 22:07:57

Oh no. The worst thing in the world.

TurkeyMartini Sun 19-Dec-10 22:09:20

Oh no. The worst thing in the world.

plupervert Sun 19-Dec-10 22:12:52

Poor family. Please, please add a star to their tree and include the baby on their Christmas card, and anything else you can think of, to help your nephew and his family feel their DD is still "with" them, and with everyone else, too. Not gone.

Meanwhile, any practical help you can offer will help them save their energy, as they are going to be so exhausted with the grieving.

And make sure to take care of yourself, too. You are also grieving. sad

MappandLucia Sun 19-Dec-10 22:42:23

Thanks all.

Plupervet - I have been thinking about Christmas card, thought maybe I shouldn't send them one? I love the star to their tree idea, thanks.

They have an almost 2 yr old ds, who is, I think, their salvation right now.

My poor nephew has got to go tomorrow to register her birth and her death sad

Ponders Sun 19-Dec-10 22:48:01

oh sad

How awful for everybody

I agree with plupervert, send them a Christmas card with her name on - this should have been her first Christmas with them & for them it still is

Sidge Sun 19-Dec-10 22:51:46

Oh that is so terribly sad sad

Maybe you could buy them a little pretty tree decoration with her name on?

stickersarecurrency Sun 19-Dec-10 22:53:34

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