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Hi

I have started this post probably 10 times and never could finish it. We are doing okay. I got released on Friday. I hadn't gotten out of bed until Thursday morning and I pushed myself to every limit to get out early. Pain wise I am doing great and get my staples out tomorrow. Dh and I went Sunday and got a little christening suit for James. We had to go find me tops too as I had nothing to wear. Our viewing was Monday evening and the funeral was yesterday. It was by far the hardest couple of days dh and I have ever gone through. I miss my little boy like words cannot express but I know he is not in pain and is watching over us. I try to remember that and it helps a little bit. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and thoughts and cards. We appreciate it so much.
BFP 11/30/08 Missed Miscarriage 1/12/09 D&C 3/4/09
BFP 5/14/09 Natural Miscarriage 5/20/09
BFP 10/6/09 5/19/10 James Otto

In addition to his known five heart defects, he was also born with an unknown condition, Tracheal Atresia. There currently is no treatment for this. We will love and miss you forever our sweet angel!

BFP 12/27/10 8/30/11 Catelyn Ann

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Re: Hi

  • My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.
  • You are most definitely still in my thoughts and prayers.  Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you.
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  • I think about you guys a lot.. I can't even fathom your heartbreak and pain..you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! Some of us were planning to bring you guys some meals..would that be helpful or would you rather not have people stopping by? (we can always just stop by and hand them over and go)
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  • You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to ask us if you need anything - dinner, a run to the grocery store, anything.
  • You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • I'm so glad you posted and I admire your courage. I'll continue thinking and praying for you; I just wish there was more I could do. He misses you too, and I'm sure he wishes he could take this darkness away. Hugs.

    Happy mom to two sweet, silly boys: Cohen age 4, AJ age 2.
  • Its nice to hear from you. I think about you a lot and continue to send thoughts and prayers your way. I can't imagine how hard the past days have been for you and I'm sure will continue to be for a while. One day at a time. Just know you are surrounded by lots of people who are here to support you in any way we can. ((Hugs))
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  • Still thinking of you every day. I admire your courage and strength during this difficult time. Like others have said, please do not hesitate to ask if you need anything at all.
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  • I've been thinking about you so much.  Please know you and your family continue to be in my prayers.
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  • I have been thinking about you guys a lot.  I just can't imagine how tough this past week has been, and I admire your strength during this time.  Just wanted to remind you that we are always here to support you - whatever kind of support you need.  (((HUGS)))  Hang in there.  One day at a time.

  • I've been thinking about you and your family as well and continue to send prayers your way. 
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  • image LittleBug1107:
    I think about you guys a lot.. I can't even fathom your heartbreak and pain..you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! Some of us were planning to bring you guys some meals..would that be helpful or would you rather not have people stopping by? (we can always just stop by and hand them over and go)
    Starting next week I would love visitors. All of our family will be gone and I think dh will be going back to work. And since I won't be able to drive yet I will likely go insane. And as far as suppers go, while its not necessary I appreciate it.
    BFP 11/30/08 Missed Miscarriage 1/12/09 D&C 3/4/09
    BFP 5/14/09 Natural Miscarriage 5/20/09
    BFP 10/6/09 5/19/10 James Otto

    In addition to his known five heart defects, he was also born with an unknown condition, Tracheal Atresia. There currently is no treatment for this. We will love and miss you forever our sweet angel!

    BFP 12/27/10 8/30/11 Catelyn Ann

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  • I'm glad you posted and I'm happy you feel you can come here for support - we've all been thinking of you! I will continue to send thoughts and prayers your way.  Let us know if there's anything we can do.  ((HUGS))

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  • Thank you for checking in.  I have been thinking about you guys a lot and hoping that you are finding some way to deal with everything that has happened.  I'm glad your healing has started and you aren't in a lot of physical pain.  Continue to lean on us when you need to and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
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  • Thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace for you guys during this incredibly difficult time. Baby James was very blessed to have a mommy and daddy who love him so much. 
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    Thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace for you guys during this incredibly difficult time. Baby James was very blessed to have a mommy and daddy who love him so much. 

    This exactly - you showed him more love in a few hours than other babies ever experience. He was lucky to have you and I am sure it will be a great meeting again one day!

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  • My thoughts are with you and Adam constantly!  If you get bored after all of your family is gone and Adam is back to work, please let me know.  I will also be glad to drive and get you anything or pick you up and take you anywhere.  A million ((HUGS)) to both of you.  Your strength amazes me.
  • Hang in there sweetie. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
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  • I'm so deeply sorry for your loss.  I hope that you are gaining strength and courage from the family and friends who surround you -- and from the many nesties here who are thinking about you and sending daily prayers your way.  My heart goes out to you and your husband...

  • I have been thinking a lot about you and your hubby.  Every day will be better and I know James knows how much he was truly loved and truly blessed to have parents like you two.  Please let us know if you need anything.

     

  • Continuing to pray for you and your family... *hugs*
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