His Wife Died After Their Child Was Born, Later That Day He Had Something To Tell The World.
To cope with Liz’s mandatory bed rest, Matt decided to blog on an hourly basis, and share her ordeal with his followers, who were mostly family members and close friends. Everyone wanted to know more about the baby, so they checked in every hour or so, hoping she’ll quickly recover, sending prayers, and keeping tabs on the situation. But just when they thought this was nothing but a hiccup, the doctor brought them some news that changed both their lives.
A Baby Is Born
Liz underwent a C-section procedure, a pretty routine procedure, on March 24, 2008, and baby Madeline was brought into this world. C-sections are often performed on mothers who might experience complications during childbirth. Liz was overjoyed to meet her beautiful baby, but the newborn didn’t get to spend that much time with her. Matt was extremely overwhelmed by the situation, but beyond ecstatic to say the least.
Happiness Travels Fast
Matt couldn’t hold it in much longer so he quickly told everyone about his brand new baby girl. He posted a message on his blog, "Madeline is here! The proud parents will continue to update everyone on our beautiful baby. Look forward to even more good news." Everyone was extremely happy to find out that the baby was doing fine, so they were counting the days until they would finally meet Madeline. Meanwhile, Liz was starting to feel funny, and then everything went downhill from there.
She Went Down
Only 27 hours after giving birth to Madeline, Liz was ready to finally spend some time with the newborn. But when she sat down on a wheelchair, she started to feel bit off. She experienced some light-headedness, but quickly attributed it to having given birth so recently. But seconds before the nurses could find a way to help Liz, she passed out. Matt was starting to feel like there was something seriously wrong with his wife.
Liz was facing a pulmonary embolism, which simply means that one of her lungs had a blood clot, and blocking her airway. Around 60,000 to 200,000 people die from pulmonary embolisms every year in the United States alone. Unfortunately, Matt realized that his beautiful wife would not make it, and had to say goodbye to the person he’d loved for more than a decade.
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