Heartbroken mum ‘still gets up at night’ to feed her deceased baby boy.
When baby Corey-James was born he was constantly vomiting, reports Wales online.
“He was in a lot of pain. He was in so much pain that he was crying real tears although newborns don’t normally have real tears,” mum Katie O’Connor said.
“He couldn’t swallow his fluids and he was vomiting a lot.
“When he was born he weighed 6lb 2oz and he went down to 5lb 3oz in just two days.”
At five weeks old, Corey-James was sick again one evening.
“I gave him a bath because he was soaking from the amount of vomit – it was in his hair and clothes,” she said.
“It was coming through his nose as well. He went to sleep at around 2.30am and when I went into his basket in the morning, he was gone.
“I picked him up and he was floppy. I unravelled his blanket and put my hand on his stomach because he looked lifeless.
“Seconds felt like minutes, I couldn’t find my phone, it was manic in the house. It was my worst fear. A living nightmare.”
“I’m not coping with losing him,” Katie said. “I still get up at night naturally to go to feed him.
“Everywhere I go since his death I see things with stars on them and I think of him. It brings me a bit of comfort and that’s what I’m clinging onto.”
“I would like to have something made from the autopsy organs which I can have on me all the time.
“It doesn’t matter what I do, I can’t feel the closeness to him.
“I just want to hold him and cuddle him and I know I will never get that back again.”
Such a heartbreaking story. Our thoughts are with the family.
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