Just Leaving The Intensive Care Baby Unit

I had just left my baby,

breathing –

–  just –

had just stepped into the lift

when the hospital porter joined me,

a blanketed bundle cradled in his arms.

‘So sorry love,’ he said.

‘Didn’t know you would be here.

Just didn’t make it, this one…’

and he pressed the button for the Basement.

I stepped out of the lift,

one twin left upstairs,

breathing  –

– just –

but I just had to get home

to feed his little sister.

Our third baby turned out to be twins. At 11 days, after my asking and asking about his health and being sent home with the comment,”That’s two lovely babies you have there. Why all the fuss?” D was admitted to hospital the very next day with a heart problem which required immediate surgery. This really happened as I was leaving him one day.


6 responses to “Just Leaving The Intensive Care Baby Unit

  1. Louisa May Alcatt

    April 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    so sorry you had to go thru this. I am hopeful all worked out OK, xo LMA

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you so much. D, after 3 heart operations before he was three, has grown to be a wonderful 6’2 young man and he makes us very proud! 🙂

      • Louisa May Alcatt

        April 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm

        What can before beautiful than that?! xo LMA

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

          Yes! You might like to look at his wedding pictures from last year when he married a beautiful Senegalese girl. 🙂

          • Louisa May Alcatt

            April 25, 2014 at 11:55 pm

            Yes I would I could not find them. Would you direct me?

          • mybeautfulthings

            April 26, 2014 at 3:55 am

            Sorry! I meant to say: If you put Senegalese wedding into the search on the right hand side, several posts about the wedding should come up. 🙂


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