The Edwards Family Story

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When our youngest child Luke developed pneumonia I thought he would die, this traumatized me and triggered my loss of our first baby and I had a breakdown that lasted many years. Our older children were in their early teens and they wanted to bring their friends home. However it was a very humiliating time for them, because I used to sit on my haunches in a trance bearing down, I was unaware that I was trying to finish my original labour and neither did anyone else understand. I became more distanced from my husband he had already been made to feel he was not capable to be a competent provider or parent and we were too fragile to last the distance, although we attended marriage counseling.

During this period of time I was forced to have a serious surgical procedure. I have been advised that I woke during the operation and they had to administer a stronger anesthetic. When placed in recovery apparently I experienced a ‘flash back’ to the painful labor of our first baby where I used colorful language to blame Bill for my predicament of being alone.

I have no recollection of this however my family, other patients, and nurses told me they were confused because I was yelling, I thought I was in labour but William was very hurt and humiliated. We argued and he left me after I was discharged.

 

When our youngest child Luke developed pneumonia I thought he would die, this traumatized me and triggered my loss of our first baby and I had a breakdown that lasted many years.