Hi my name is Michelle Lummis. I have 4 beautiful girls, Ebony-Louise (15) Lucy-Mai (13) Annabelle (17mth) and Ella-May would be 12weeks.
It all started when I went for a routine growth scan. we were told Ella-May had an abnormal blood flow to her brain and her heart was very enlarged. We were then transferred to the princess Anne hospital, were they diagnosed VGOM. We were told it could only be treated in GOSH and that it was very serious and life threatening of left untreated, so we prepared ourselves for our trip to London and leaving life as we knew it behind. I was admitted to the EG ward and prepared for an emergency c-section a few days later.
On the 28th of October at 11.47am our beautiful brave baby girl was born. We didn’t get to see her straight away as she was taken away to be stabilised. I was recovering but managed a quick peak at how beautiful she was, as she was being baptised before her transfer to GOSH. She was doing so well and then her heart started to fail. They took her down for her 1st embolism on the 29th and I rushed over to be with her when she was brought back up to NICU. She looked well and our understanding is that surgery went well, but complicated. We are still unsure why.
As the hours ticked over she started to struggle more. Then the unthinkable happened. She had a massive bled on her brain and her out look was extremely slim. Ella-May was taken down to have a shunt fitted, but we were told she was unlikely to survive. She did and we stood by her side for the next few hours…
Ella-May took another turn for the worse, the shunt got blocked and her brain was so severely damaged, she wouldn’t wake up or live. We had to withdraw treatment. We’re so sad and loved her so much. R.I.P beautiful angel.