On July 28th, 2018, Nicole and Lawrence were married in what was described as the happiest days of their lives. Not only did they each get to marry the love of their life but they had 2 beautiful babies on the way.
Little did they know that 26 days later on August 23rd, 2018, their two babies would be born four months early at Vanderbilt University NICU. They named their beautiful girls Piper Rae Reents and Kaylee Harper Reents.
Piper Rae was doing well for her size and was taken off the vent and placed on bubbles for a short while. Kaylee Harper on the other hand was having complications from the beginning. The head ultrasound they do at seven days was completed early due to the complications. The ultrasound showed massive bleeding in both sides of the brain. Words and actions cannot express how they wished this could have been so different.
No words or actions could explain the hardest decision they would ever have to make...and that decision came on August 27 2018, when the decision was made by the doctors that her quality of life would be nonexistent. Kaylee Harper was held by her parents and her grandmother before leaving this world.
Her sister, Piper Rae is currently, as of September 27th still fighting strong. She’s gaining weight and the holes in her heart are closing. She is off the vent and now on bubbles. She’s beginning to cry and whine when she is not happy, but cuddles up like a little bug when you hold her.
Although Lawrence is not able to make it out every single day, Nicole does. It's a 40 minute to an hour drive each way. Any donations will help this family with medical costs, food, and gas money. The funeral and burial has been taken care of, thanks to Lawrence being a Veteran. Piper Rae will be in the NICU until at least December and we know the medical costs will be substantial. Anything will help this grieving yet hopeful family!
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