A young life lost

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    My young niece (19) had her second child a week ago this past Wednesday - this past Wesdnesday her baby girl died.

    Jennifer Lynn was named in honer her aunt (who died when she was 4 years of age).

    Unfortunately, my niece didn't do the right things during pregnancy, including having unprotected sex in which she contracted genital herpes in the 3rd trimester of her pregneancy.

    Baby Jenny died of disseminated herpes a week to the day after her birth. That child's brain had turned to mush. For no reason other than my niece who would put no needs but her own above others.

    I am angry - I am grieving over a lost life. An innocent. A child who deserves so much better; an infant I was never meant to meet.

    I pray that there is a lesson learned here. A baby is not an accessory; pregnancy is not party time.

    I pray the lesson is learned.

  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Oh, Linda.........that is so tragic! I'm so very sorry for your loss. And for the family too. :(

  3. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    How sad. Sending sympathy and sharing your anger at the senselessness of it.
  4. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    so sad. sending thoughts your way.

  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'm so sorry. It's impossible to make sense out of something like this.:crying:
  6. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    How tragic, sorry for the loss of an innocent life. Rest in peace Jennifer Lynn.
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    That is so sad and senseless. Nothing can undo that or bring her back, but I hope your neice learns from this and NEVER takes risks like that again. That is guilt I wouldn't want to live with.
  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Linda, I am so sorry. What a horrible and completely preventable tragedy to have happen, an innocent little life lost. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family.

    TM is right ... there is no way to make sense of anything like this. My own niece (whose parents are raising her first child) is taking the same risks by carelessly getting pregnant again. She's trying to kick a drug problem and is on medication from her doctor who told her that, under no circumstances should she even think about getting pregnant again while taking these medications ... but she kinda "forgot" to take her BC pills! What are these girls thinking? Is there some kind of epidemic of selfishness and irresponsibility going around?

    Many, many hugs to you and your family. So very sad. So very hard to understand why.
  9. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Sorry for such a "preventable" loss.....I have no words.....
  10. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    <<<HUGS>>> so sorry, prayers and thoughts of comfort
  11. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    What a terrible waste. I will pray for your niece and for Baby Jenny.
  12. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Oh, Linda...that is so horrible and sad. :( Hugs to your family.

  13. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Such devastating news. :crying:
  14. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Sending gentle hugs. I am in total agreement that thereis no way to make sense of this.

    Please don't let your grief get in the way of your healing.

    Sending hugs.
  15. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    How horribly sad. ((((HUGS))))
  16. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    That is terribly sad. So sorry.
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911


    I'm sorry for your loss, and rejoicing over heavens new angel.

    Hugs to you and your family
  18. jannie

    jannie trying to survive....

    I am so sorry for your loss...what a tragedy:(
  19. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry. It is so very sad and senseless:crying:
  20. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    So sad, and so senseless...hugs to you.