November 21, 2006
I just wanted to write and try to raise awareness for those of you that
are parents, aunts, uncles, and even grandparents.
Three years ago today I lost my son Tyler, he was 19 months old. He was
a very happy child, well taken care of and didn't seem to be too any more
sickly than any 1 year old, but he was carrying a virus that the doctors
didn't diagnose. He was sent home after 4 days in the hospital and
assurances that he was getting better. 15 hours later, my family had the
worst tragedy that we could think of happen, Tyler quit breathing. I
watched in horror as the ER staff tried to save my only son, but to no
avail. He died and we had no clue what had happened to our little angel,
all we knew is that he was gone and we were totally lost. A few months
later his autopsy report diagnosed him with Acute Bronchiolitis. This is a
swelling of the bronchial tubes and his just swelled shut. This disease is
a lot like asthma, in the way it works on your body and the way it is
treated. One little breathing treatment a day for about 6 months and my
child would have grown out of his sickness! I just ask you that if you
have a child, don't make the same mistake that I did and think that the
doctor will diagnose your child properly, they can't always get it right.
I hope that everyone that reads this takes a few minutes and thinks
about what it would be like to lose the most precious person in their
life, a child, sibling, or parent and reach out to that person today and
tell them that you love them. You just never know if you will see them
again. Please don't be sad for me and my family just remember that we wish
we still had our little angel and know that he is in heaven with God.
For those of you that don't know about his website go to
and remember my beautiful heavenly angel.
In quiet times I often sit
And find my mind adrift
To another place, another time
And oh! My spirits lift!
I see your happy, smiling face,
And that twinkle in your eye.
I hear you sing your favorite song
And I laugh...and then I cry.
Inside my heart
Stay with me each day
I cherish, and I cling to them
For I miss you in every way.
Each thing I see...
Each thing I do, brings you close to me
For everything upon this earth
Brings Sweet Memories of you.
I imagine our
Some day at heaven's gate
It fills my heart with happiness...
But for now, I'll have to wait.
Until my life upon this earth
And my work here is complete
Sweet Memories will keep me
Until at last again we meet.
“Our Little Cowboy”
Love, Nana and Papaw