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Realising that life's to short.

This week has put things into perspective for me. I lost my baby boy on Friday and words cannot describe the feeling, it makes you realise what is important in life. My partner and I came out to Turkey on holiday last Wednesday and she was 25 weeks pregnant. Last Friday we ended up in a hospital a while away from the hotel and she ended up in premature labor. Being in Turkey I wasn't allowed in the room with her and had to wait outside after being told that the baby was to small to survive and my partner was at a high risk of dying as she had an infection covering 90% of her body causing the early birth. I was obviously in bits and our baby george was born. He wasn't breathing at first but they revived him although they said he shouldnt live longer than ten minutes. I had to leave with him to a specialist hospital and leave my partner alone to give him a chance of survival. After I arrived at the hospital he was breathing on his own to the doctors astonishment but lasted 7 hours before passing away. He wasn't preducing enough oxygen in his lungs to circulate the body. He made his mark on the world in the short time he was here by coming early to save his mums life as the doctors said. He's our hero and fought so hard to stay with us. It's been the worst and hardest time of my life especially havig to sort it all out in a foreign country. We have managed to get him home tonight and we fly back saturday to sort funeral. The pain of this is undescribable and if anyone has gone through similar would be nice to know how they got through it.


  • Devastating to hear that, stay strong mate.
  • edited October 2014
    Ever so sorry to hear that mate. Thoughts are with you.
  • So sorry to hear about your troubles Jake , there are no words of comfort that I can give you except to say time will be a healer as hard as that may seem right now .
  • Good grief, all the best and RIP George.
  • My God Jake, I am so sorry to hear your news. Absolutely gutting. I was made redundant today but this news does indeed put life into perspective. I have no advice to give but I wish you and your partner all the best for the future.
  • So sorry to hear that.
    Hope you both manage to stay strong.
  • That's awful, absolutely terrible. I'm sorry for your loss.

    You're a very brave man mate, very brave.

    RIP baby george.
  • my thoughts are with you and your family. RIP little fighter
  • What an awful and sad story.

    Stay strong Jake.
  • So sorry to hear mate, absolutely heartbreaking
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  • I have been trying to think of what to say and can't find the words to express how sorry I am to read this. Thinking of all of you.
  • I can't imagine the pain the two of you feel. And must been magnified being away from home and family. My thoughts are with you, your partner and baby George.
  • RIP Little man.

    Stay Strong Jake.

    Did you girlfriend have a rash with this infection?
  • That's awful. My thoughts and wishes go to you and your partner.

    Rip George.
  • So sorry for your loss stay strong thoughts are with you
  • Thanks for the support it means a lot.. And guiness, she didn't it was undetected and she didn't feel ill it would have just creeped up and killed her within 2 hours if he hadn't come, we are just thankful that she's still here. She has however came up in a rash since the various drips she was put on we only left Hospital yesterday.
  • Jake,

    I don't know you, but we must have a mutual friend as a girl I work with told me your story today.

    Can't begin to imagine what you must be going through.

    Try and stay strong.

    Thoughts are with you.
  • Terrible news, thoughts and prayers are with you.

    R.I.P baby George
  • edited October 2014
    Sorry to hear mate. Can't imagine what you must be going through. Hope you and your partner are okay. Just stay strong mate.

    RIP George
  • Absolutely crushed just reading that, so can't imagine what you're feeling right now.

    Thoughts with you.

    RIP George.
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  • So sorry to hear such sad news,my thoughts are with you and your girlfriend RIP little George
  • Can't even begin to imagine what you're going through. Can't express how sorry I am to read what has happened. Thoughts are with you and your partner, stay strong. RIP George.
  • I can't imagine the pain you are in, Jake. Here's to George, the hero.
  • Devastating events for you both. I am so sorry to hear your news. Stay strong together and RIP to baby George.
  • Struggling just thinking about the pain you both must be going through, stay strong with one another. You have my respect and utmost best wishes for the future.
  • I can only relay what 20 posters have saaid before me.

    So sorry for you & your family to go though such a terrible ordeal.

    Stay strong Jake............
  • Very sorry to hear this, likewise the other posters who have said, stay strong and do his memory proud by supporting your partner too.
  • So sorry to hear this Jake and our thoughts are with you and your girlfriend at this very sad time.

    RIP Baby George.
  • Now that is awful. Condolences Jake. Thank God your partner is OK.
  • This does put things in to perspective but still a dreadful thing to read, Jake. I hope you and your partner can stay strong and support each other - my thoughts are with you both.

    George RIP
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