On Thursday the 14th at 11AM we arrived at my wife’s OB for her 20-week appointment. We had the sonogram where they took measurements of our baby and some of the measurements were more inline with a 18-week pregnancy. He wasn’t moving much but he had a strong heartbeat, the nurse said he was probably just sleeping. When we went into the other room to talk to her OB, my wife’s blood pressure was really high and was presenting as pre-eclampsia. Her urine was also very dark so her OB has us admitted at the labor unit at our hospital.
Within 2 hours they were telling us that my wife had HELLP Syndrome and if they didn’t induce her that she would die. Our baby had no chance of making it because he was already slightly underdeveloped and it was just way to early in the pregnancy.
At 3:05PM on Friday, December 15th our baby boy, Ethan Wiley Burns, was born but didn’t survive the delivery. He was so tiny but he was so perfect. He had my wife’s almond-shaped eyes, my nose and he was going to have a full head of my black hair.