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Sad news in the Moustache family

Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by unclemoustache, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Hey all,

    I dropped a little hint in my post about ageing parents that we were dealing with something else, but now it's time to share that with you.

    Yesterday my wife gave birth to our 10th child, a girl. However there are complications. She has Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder which is most always fatal within the first month. We have known about this since November.
    Yesterday Nancy went in for a procedure to drain some excessive amniotic fluid, but she began to bleed into the womb. It could not be stopped, so an emergency C section was performed, and Annika Hope Peterson was born at 2:12. She was 5 weeks early, and weighed 2 pounds 11 oz.
    She is unable to eat or be taken off oxygen. We do not expect her to last much longer.
    All of my kids were able to see and hold her, as well as Nancy's parents. My son Knut was home from college for only a couple hours for an interview at Scott AFB, and he was able to come also. An hour or two earlier or later and he would have missed it.
    We are very blessed, and while we have no hope for he in this life, we do have hope to see her again in eternity with Christ. That is why we gave her the middle name of Hope.
    Lamentations 3:21-23 "And this I remember and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness, O Lord."

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    Ck0461 ArboristSite Operative

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    My prayers for you and your family.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    I really don't know what to say. But we'll keep you in our prayers.
     
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    JimM ArboristSite Guru

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    My sympathies to you and your family.
     
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    She is a beautiful little girl! I’m pulling for her
     
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    gary courtney eeny meeny miny moe

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    May the God of all comfort be with you and your family, In Jesus Name!
     
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    Science says one thing. God says another!
    Powerful Prayers comin' Brother! You all are Giants!!!
     
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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    No easy words to say.

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    Very sorry unc...prayers to you and your family.
     
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    Prayers for you and yours!!
     
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    I will keep You and Yours in my Prayers
    God Bless Your Family
     
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    So sorry ; Prayers from Tx for you and your family,
     
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    Praying for you and your family

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    No Easy way to express one's feelings as only you know how you feel but keep the feelings of hope you never can tell unexplained events are known to happen My thoughts go out to & are with you May your god be with you
     
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    Thoughts and prayers.
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    So sorry to hear it Unc.
     
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    Slingblade Pure as the driven snow...

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    What a beautiful family!...You and your wife are blessed beyond measure and together you will see each other through this challenging time...

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    My sympathy to you and your family
     
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    Honestly, if a child was only to have a day, it would be a good day if it was with you.
     
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    Beautiful little girl & so blessed to be born to a wonderful family.
     

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