T.K and Deidrea Lauxs were over the moon when they discovered they were having their first baby together. But that joy turned to deep anguish when they learnt something was wrong with their newborn baby boy.
Baby Thomas was diagnosed with Trisomy 13, a chromosomal condition associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities. The diagnosis meant Thomas might only survive hours or days after he was born.
Deirdrea and T.K. then made the decision to continue the pregnancy until their due date, knowing their time with Thomas would be short. The couple delivers their son and then takes him home, spending as many precious hours as possible with him.
Even though they know they will eventually have to place him in the casket they picked out when he was still inside the womb, they take every single moment as a blessing.
This video is incredibly heartbreaking and difficult to watch at times but they wanted to share it to help others understand and cope with infant loss. Watch it below:
Deirdrea and T.K. had five days with baby Thomas. He passed away on July 4, 2008.
Today, Deirdrea and T.K are the proud parents of Isabella, a healthy baby girl.
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