Parents: Nicole and Aaron George
Hometown: Tea, South Dakota
Carried to term, lived two hours
Madelyn Aaron’s Story
My 2nd pregnancy started out like the first I was very sick and nauseated. This one was worse though. I threw up almost every day until about 18 weeks. I was starting to feel better and my husand and I were getting very excited to find out if we were having a boy or girl. We have a 3 yr old girl at home and she told us every day she was having a little sister.
On June 10th we want in for our 20 week ultrasound. I will never forget that day as long as I live. It was a day that changed our lives forever. We went through the ultrasound and everything “seemed” okay. The ultrasound techs were nice and didn’t lead us on to thinking anything was wrong. We left and my husband went back to work. I waited in the waiting room for my doctor appointment. After an extremely long wait my doctor came in and asked where my husband was…I immediately panicked. She said we need to get him here now there is something very wrong with your baby. The rest was a blur. I screamed, I cried, I was in shock. The next day we had an amniocentisis done. Two days later it was confirmed our sweet little GIRL has trisomy 18. Not only did she have this she had many other medical problems. She had heart defects, a diaphragmatic hernia, and an omphalocele. The doctors told us there was absolutely no hope, she would die…
Our sweet Madelyn
The following weeks we went to several doctor appointments, met with a genetic counselor, and a perinatalogist several times. We were faced with a horrible decision. We researched, we prayed, and we decided what was best for us all. At 22 weeks and 4 days I was induced. After 24 hours of horrific, traumatic labor… our sweet little princess was born. She was born alive. we were so thankful for that. We were able to get her baptized and Jesus took her away.
Madelyn Aaron George was born on June 29th 2014. She went to heaven two short hours later.
My heart aches every day, I am mad, I feel guilt, and I am so extremely sad. I never knew how bad this would feel until it happened. I can’t believe I would lose a child. Life will never be the same.
We had a private funeral service two days later and we buried our sweet little girl.