Thursday, September 06, 2007

We lost Joshua

I still can't believe I'm having to write this, but little Joshua died, most likely sometime on Monday in what they believe was a cord accident. I still had to deliver him by c section, and when he came out he had the umbilical cord tightly wrapped around his neck twice, and once around his body.

Andrew's written a comprehensive blog post about what happened, so pop on over here to read more.


Wolfgang said...

Sarah, Andrew,

I don't know what to say. But after reading his post on Planet Debian, I put something on The Debian User.

I'm with you in my thoughts since then. No more words needed. Except maybe: Feel hugged, both of you.


Cat said...

Sarah and Andrew we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your little man, our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Please let us know if we can do anything at all.

All our love
Catherine, Michael, Andrew and Matthew.

Nigel said...


I am as lost for words as Im sure you are in the world at the moment. Know that my thoughts and the thoughts of many people, some of whom you have never even met, are with you and Andrew. God speed little Joshua, safe journey.

Kia kaha Sarah and Andrew.

Nigel aka triboynz

Michael said...

Sarah and Andrew,

Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you back here in Australia. I'm so sorry.

All the best

Michael aka mxwalker from Transitions

Dave said...


Very sorry to hear about your sad news. Our thoughts are with you through this very hard time.

Condolences to you and your hubby.

Dave aka fiat

Erinn said...


I only met you once, and I've emailed Andrew, but I wanted to reiterate here what I already said in email: I am deeply sorry for your loss and I am keeping you both in my thoughts. Sending lots of hugs your way.


Ronnie said...

Sarah, just sending a hug to you and Andrew. I have also left a message on Trannies for you both. It is unexplainable why these things happen and is something I will never understand.

Love to you both.

miners said...

Oh sarah - I am so, so sorry to hear this. And everything seemed to be going so well and was positive lately as well.

Pass on all my best to Andrew - and you look after him and yourself as best you can. I'm thinking of you mate


Ewen said...

Sarah, that's just terribly sad news. Words seem useless. I really don't know what to say except my thoughts are with you both.


Mel said...

Sarah and Andrew,
Words Just cannot express what wants to be said, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joshua is a stunning little man

All our Love
Ash Mel and Sean

renovia said...

Sarah, Andrew,
My condolences to you and your families. Hug your kitties ok?

Tash and Rich said...

Sarah and Andrew
We are so sorry to hear about Joshua - your little gentleman angel.
Please take care of each other.
In our thoughts.
Tash and Rich

Mary said...

Hi Sarah and Andrew- I wanted to write and thank Sarah for her research on aortic aneurysm, as it seems to run in my family too. Then I saw your blog- Im so sad for you both. Ironically, Im a neonatal intensive care RN and your pain is very real to me. Andrew, you are so right, especially in the end of what you wrote- no one should have this happen. Don't feel like there is any time line on getting through your feelings- thinking of all three of you, Joshua was a beautiful little guy! Mary

Domino said...

Hi Sarah and Andrew. You dont know me but i came across your blog and I just wanted you to know that my heart goes to you both. As I look at your pictures I cry, hoping that you both will have a baby soon. You will be in my prayers.