This year has been extremely tough to say the least.
In February of 2019 my husband and I found out we were expecting and a dating scan we were blessed with the news that it was twins.
6 weeks later my daughter Mackenzie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
since then our lives have been over shadowed with numerous lumbar punctures bone marrow biopsies blood and platlet transfusions and chemotherapy.
she was further diagnosed as high risk which insists of more intensive treatment and after each chemo treatment she constantly has different side effects like mucositis a descended stomach temperatures etc
this has caused her to spend most of this yearin the hospital on antibiotics.
on the 20th of August our gorgeous twins were born and we welcomed Brooklyn and hunter into our little world and were truly blessed. We got to document our pregnancy and Kenzie’s treatment with appearing on one born every minute.
in the beginning of September kenzie becameextremely unwell with sepsis and ended up inICU for a week. This was very trying on us as we had a 1 year old and newborn twins to care for and have found it extremely tough as weare both unable to work and have lived on one income for the year.
i thought finding out kenzie had cancer and ending up in icu would have been the worst time we had this year little did I know the worst was yet to come.
on the 18th of november 1 day before our episode was due to air after being at the hospitalall day with Mackenzie I had walked through the door and Brooklyn was not breathing. My husband was on the phone to 000 while I started to give her cpr. I worked on her until the ambulance go there to take over.
I went with Brooklyn to the hospital and they tried their best to bring my little girl back to me from injecting adrenaline shocking her little tiny body and doing compressions.
just after 7pm that night my little angel was pronounced dead never to come home.
i cannot describe the feelings or emotions weare all experiencing at the moment and am finding it hard to continue each and every day.
but we have 3 small children who depend on us and we can’t just give up.
i would never normally ask for help but we in this difficult time of our lives are reaching out.
nothing will ever bring back our little princess nothing will ever stop the pain we are experiencing but we are asking for the help to try and keep things as normal as possible for Mackenzie, Peyton and hunter.
- Jaelee Parisotto
- Caitlyn Brandy
- Caitlin De Pater