If you follow me on any of the Social Media Networks (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) you probably have already heard or read that my son Darrick II went home to be with the Lord on December 14, 2014.
Last Sunday morning we called to check on Darrick as we have been doing for the last two months (well a little shy of two months), and we talked to doctor, usually the nurse gives the updates but we knew it wasnt good when every-time we called the doctor intercepted the call. We received the report a week before from the Cardiologist and NICU Chief Pediatrician of Darrick’s condition; and it not progressing but actually deteriorating. But as any parents you want to hold on as long as you can. So we decided to get through the Christmas holiday then make the big decision of when to take him off the machines. However, once we got the news of how his condition Sunday morning, we knew we had to make the decision sooner rather than later. We called all our family here in town to meet us at the hospital to see Darrick before he was taken off the machines.
We were able to bring in his siblings, and Darrick got a chance to be with his twin for the first time out of the womb and the last time together… and for the first time since I was pregnant I had the chance to feel my family complete (all 5 of us together), it was only for a short period but I THANK GOD we got that chance…
It is truly amazing the bond that twins have! Even though Darrick was heavily sedated when we brought his twin in, he opened his eyes a little like he knew he was with his brother again. Douglass curled up next to him and at one point he was hugging him and kissing his arm. It truly breaks my heart that they wont be able to grow up together, but I know he will forever be in his heart…because they are forever connected from their time in the womb together.
In my ultrasound pictures the boys were always hugged up together, which is probably why Darrick’s health problems were never detected. And even laying them side by side you could tell why Douglass (Baby B) was always cuddled on top of his brother…he was protecting him, we thought he was just being aggressive but he must’ve known he wasn’t doing well and he hugged him the entire time he was in the womb.
Isn’t child birth and the development process amazing…
After the family came in and the photographer (a photographer from “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” a company that specializes in parents suffering the loss of a baby) left we had a chance to hold Darrick while he was taken off of the machines up until the point in which he took his last breath…he was in our arms. We kissed and loved on him for about 3 hours…
Tomorrow we are having a Memorial Service to Celebrate the
Life of Darrick Vati Godbott II…
We affectionately called Darrick “Superman” after he had the Superman costume for Halloween. It fit him perfectly because of all that he endured during his short time here! He truly was our superhero…so tomorrow we will say our last Goodbyes to our Superman!
Rest in Heaven Superman…
Emma & Douglass
You will FOREVER be in our hearts!
Please Keep Us Lifted in Prayer!!!
This is by far the hardest thing I have EVER had to deal with in life! And as strong as I am on the outside, I am truly heartbroken on the inside…
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