harrison's story

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My son's story, and our families grief in losing our son, after he lived for only 28 hours

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Harrison Alexandar McKenzie This is his story.:

Harrison Alexandar McKenzie This is his story.

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We went into our 20 weeks scan and found out that our unborn baby boy had a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. This is where the diaphragm wall has a hole in it and the stomach contents move up into the babies chest cavity and affects there lungs. We started with 50% chance of surviving. After extensive testing our babies chance decreased to 30% survival.

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Harrison was born on the 14 th September 2010 at the Mater Hospital Brisbane Australia.

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Harrison was born in excellent condition for a diaphragmatic hernia baby. He had 1 good lung, but this lung had a hole in it.

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When I saw my son for the first moment my world altered. He was beautiful. The nurses told me that he was a fighter he kept pulling out his tubes. I was so excited that my baby had attitude, he needed it to get through this.

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Harrison’s brothers were so excited to meet him. It all looked scary with all the tubes.

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At 2.30am on the 15 th September 2010, Harrison took a dive. The nurse told me that he was stable but his blood pressure hadn’t come up. He never recovered

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We were told in the afternoon on the 15 th September 2010 that there was nothing else that they could do.

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Our Son was dying

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How do you say goodbye to someone you love so much

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I was suppose to be able to hold your hand forever, not for one day

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Harrison died in my arms at 5.30pm on the 15 th September 2010. In that moment my heart was taken.

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You were so Loved

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The world may never notice If a snowdrop doesn’t bloom, Or even pause to wonder If the petals fall too soon. But every life that ever forms, Or ever comes to be, Touches the world in some small way For all eternity. The little one we long for Was swiftly here and gone. But the love that was then planted Is a light that still shines on. And though our arms are empty, Our hearts know what to do. Every Beating of our hearts Says that we do love you. Author Unknown.

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We love you so very much, and every day that goes by you are thought about and you are missed. I love you, my angel.

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