Almost Lost Them Both
(San Diego, CA, USA)
I am the oldest of 12 grandchildren. I'm a girl of 12. When my godmothers daughter, my cousin was born she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck completely suffocating her. The doctors said they had barely saved her because in another 5 minutes she would have been dead. When her sister was born she was a pre- me of 6 weeks. She was very small and fragile and when she came out nobody thought she would live. She had lost all hearing in her right ear and had to stay in the hospital for 1.5 weeks. She was constantly getting hurt and had to go to the hospital many times. The oldest is now happy and in private school preschool and her sister goes to a special aide preschool for the mentally or sight and hearing defective. They are both happy and were born two years apart. My aunt loves her children but now is sadly always so paranoid whenever put in a somehow dangerous situation. At least they're happy. Good luck to all those who have lost someone.