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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Son, Gavin John Hewson. Dec 29th, 2006 to Jan. 3rd 2007

Hello everyone. I've gotten a couple of emails from some Jemsiters wondering where I've been for the last month. I'll make this story very short. On Dec. 29, 2006, my second son Gavin John, was born via emergency c-section. The cord was wrapped around his neck three times, hence the c-section. He had many medical conditions, so he went striaght to NICU where he lived his entire life on a ventilator. Of course, it was a holiday weekend, so all the blood tests that had to be sent to the Mayo Clinic in MN for testing didn't get back until Jan. 2nd. When these tests came back, we learned that he had a fatal disorder, Trisomy 13. He died peacefully in my and his mother's arms in the early morning hours of Jan. 3. As you can imagine it has been a racetrack around here trying to get things done, and on Monday Gavin was buried. Now we are taking some time to ourselves, trying to get our lives back in order.

I just thought that I'd let all of you know what has happened, since many of you are like family to me. Even though guitars are probably the furthest thing from my mind, I'll try to get back into my fiesty self as soon as I can

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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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my god, i'm sorry to hear that..my heart goes out to you and your family. i honestly dont know what i would do if i lost my 3 year old son. my prayers go out to you.
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That sucks Josh my sincere condolences.

Not something that I've spoken about on here, but my baby nephew is struggling at the moment. He was born premature and is having all sorts of complications (brain bleeds, infections, hole in the heart, etc.) It sucks more than anything because they haven't been given a chance yet and you just want to swap places so they can live a little.

I really don't know what to say... I'm ****ing devastated for you
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deepest sympathies.
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Josh,

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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Thats so heartbreaking, i'm so sorry. My deepest sympathies to you and your family and i hope you can all find the strength to get through this. He will always live in your hearts, be strong for him. Best wishes. Andy.
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I'm so sorry, my thoughts are with you and your family.

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so sorry to hear Josh

condolences and best regards to you and your loved ones... glen
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Deepest condolences.
No parent should have to bury his child.
You are very strong.

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This news is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife and your family as you cope with this loss. I hope you can find some peace in believing that Gavin is in a better place.

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Josh, you have my deepest sympathy and you and your family are in my prayers. May God bless and receive Gavin with open arms.
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Hi Josh,

So so sorry to hear your devastating news. I can't even begin to comtemplate your pain. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Try to stay strong.

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My sincere condolences to you and your family.
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I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
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So sorry to hear Josh. My most heartfelt condolences you, your wife, and all your families.

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