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My best friend's 7month old died this week

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galaxy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:44:17

and I feel so sad. The poor little love was diagnosed with an enlarged heart 2 months before he was born and it was touch and go as to whether he's survive the birth.

He was in special care at St Thomas's for 2 weeks then allowed home. He was doing really well and then ten days ago, she took him to the GP as he was unwell and they said nothing was wrong. She took him again a couple of days later and they said the sameme. On Thursday, she took him into hospital and he didn't survive the emergency operation.

We met in hospital when our dd's were born and I feel so very sad for her.

PLease say a prayer for her and her family xx

helsi Sat 09-Jul-05 20:44:56

How awful. My prayers are with the family.

misdee Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:16

poor baby. was he on medciation for his heart?


hunkermunker Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:21

Yorkiegirl Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:31

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Hulababy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:42

hOW TERRIBLE. So sorry

Thinking of her and her friends and family; and of you too.

jessicaandbumpsmummy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:45:46

Prayers and thoughts with you and the family.

Nemo1977 Sat 09-Jul-05 20:46:22

awwwww how devestating thoughts r with her, the family and friends

Nbg Sat 09-Jul-05 20:47:17

That is so awful

Thoughts are with you and the family.

sweetkitty Sat 09-Jul-05 20:47:46

so sorry to hear this life can be so cruel sometimes

Janh Sat 09-Jul-05 20:49:22

Oh, galaxy - how terribly sad, after all those months - hugs to you and sympathy to them.

galaxy Sat 09-Jul-05 20:50:43

Thank you all. She is such a lovely person and her daughter is delightful. J was a real treasure and her poor little dd keeps asking for him.

Frizbe Sat 09-Jul-05 20:51:27

how awful for your friend and her family...I hope the GP is being delt with in the relevant manner....

coppertop Sat 09-Jul-05 20:51:49

charleepeters Sat 09-Jul-05 21:07:51

Oh Galaxy - thats so sad i cant imagine the pain they must be going through - my thought are wiht the family

unicorn Sat 09-Jul-05 21:08:06

but rather too.
x2 to the Doctors???...

Could anything have been done if it had been picked up earlier?

really sorry, for your friend's loss.

marthamoo Sat 09-Jul-05 21:13:52

Galaxy, I'm so sorry. How dreadfully sad.

BattyBox Sat 09-Jul-05 21:14:16

prayers for the family

MrsGordonRamsay Sat 09-Jul-05 21:16:06


Going to Mass tomorrow will pray for her and her family.


galaxy Sat 09-Jul-05 21:24:16

I don't think it there would have been any change in outcome had he been admitted earlier. They said that even if he had survived the operation, his quality of life would have been dreadful.

I haven't seen her yet as she wanted this weekend to be alone with her dp. dd and 2 stepchildren. I am hoping to go and see her later in the week when she's ready.

MarsLady Sat 09-Jul-05 21:29:43

They have my prayers

misdee Sat 09-Jul-05 21:32:56


its so upsettign when anyone dies. give them a hug from us all here.


spidermama Sat 09-Jul-05 21:34:26

Really sorry Galaxy. Not much to say. She'll be glad she's got you there for her. xx

kath4kids Sat 09-Jul-05 21:51:48

Can't say anything except prayers will be with her the family and you.

potty1 Sat 09-Jul-05 22:56:36

Thinking of her and of the family and of you too galaxy. It seems to have been a tough week in the 'heart' community. On a board I use we have lost 3 children this week - an 11 year old girl and two 2 year olds.

Galaxy - if she needs to talk about her babe at some point in the future, there is a bereavement board at The mums their know what she's going through. X

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