In 2012 our miniature hero Melody was born at 26+6 weeks due to her Mum having HELLP Syndrome. Weighing at 1lb5oz, she fought her way through NICU. She came off ventilation 24 hours later, and spent a short time on CPAP. Sailing through her time, she surprised all the health professionals she came across. We were given a discharge date, a wait her her to put on weight.

The night before her 5th week she became poorly.

at 9.30 am 1st April 2012 at exactly five weeks old, she passed away from overwhelming Sepsis.

Now I write about my relationship with grief, the lost daughter we could only spend five weeks with.

I hope to help other parents feel less alone.

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