Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'M DEVASTATED!

Note from Lily's mom - Last week I blogged about talking with a mother who had recently found out that her unborn child had Down syndrome. The counselor just emailed me and said after talking about multiple resources the family has decided not to talk to any families. This is so hard to think about. I just want to cry.

13 comments:

Emily said...

Oh... that breaks my heart.

Shari said...

Oh no! I hope it doesn't mean she's ending her pregnancy. I am breaking with you.

Tausha said...

That is so sad, what that family will be missing out on. Being a huge advocate for not only Adoption but also adoption of kids with special needs my heart aches today.

Lacey said...

Ah, does that mean she is terminating or she just doesn't want to talk to people right now. I don't know about the resources and how accurate they are. I read Babies with down syndrome and I thought it was horrible. And didn't show how they really are.

stephanie said...

They'll never know the joy they're missing. I'm devastated along with you.How can you make someone understand that this is not a bad thing? The only support I got when I was pregnant(besides family and friends) came from the technician who did one of my u/s. She happened to have a son with Ds, and she just said to me "it's not the end of your life". I hadn't said anything to her, but she knew what I was thinking. Those few simple words carried me on days when I didn't think I would make it.There has got to be more positive support.It seems like the counselor tried but I guess you can only do so much. It's very sad.

Ria said...

I have the same thoughts Lacey has. Are they just not wanting to talk to other families right now? What kind of resources were offered to them? I too am devastated if their silence means they decided to end their pregnancy, in which case would be absolutely devastating.

Beverly said...

praying that all will be ok for that family and that they will come to love that baby!

Cammie Heflin said...

That is so sad, poor family.

cecilia said...

I'm so sorry Suzie.
I hope they are stopping to talk with families just for a few days and after that they are making the right choice,I will pray this night for them.

Michelle said...

Thanks for finding my blog. So you are the lily and family that visited Jaxon and Lacey?? What a great blog you have...I really like it!
So sad that they don't want to talk, but it might be overwhelming for them right now and once it sinks in and they are thinking more clearly, they just might reach out! We can only hope and pray!

Lacey said...

Hi friend. I was worried about this person doing a fundraiser for Jax because I knew you were doing one. She just did it, and I guess I can't deny someone that wants to help, what do you think?

Lacey said...

I'm very excited. I've had a lot of blankie request's so I'm a little overwelmed. I have a lot of helpers though. I can't wait to get some more sent out. I got a little behind with jax in the hospital.

Anderson Family said...

Oh that is so sad. Maybe they just need some more time before they are willing to open up to other people. It is such a shock they may need some more time. I hope and pray that the outcome is good for their sweet baby!!
Kristi and Carter