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Aaliyah Dolores Ramirez's story   — Shelyn Williams, NV, USA

I will never forget the day I gave birth to my daughter--August 18, 2006. The day before I started to have chills. I thought I was just catching something. I called the advice nurse and she told me to take tylenol and if I started to get a fever to go to labor and delivery. So I thought I was fine. I felt my daughter kick, but not as much as she usually did. However, I thought it was normal as this was my first pregnancy. I knew I had GBS but my doctors reassured me I was fine and the baby was fine at all my appointments. (I actually had just seen a doctor a week before this all happened.) The next day, after having the chills the night before, I woke up with a fever, but I still had fetal movement. My boyfriend and I went to the hospital. On the way I started to have contractions. I was then directed to go to the waiting room. Finally I was put on a bed. Finding out I had dilated 2 centimeters, I thought in my head that I'm bringing her home today. The doctor came in and did an ultrasound. I still remember what he said in my head, "She has no heartbeat." I just screamed and said, "No, it's not true!" And then he said that I had no fluids and that I must have had a leak in my water and that the infection had gotten to her. She was born August 18, 5lbs. 6oz, 18in. And we laid her to rest on August 25th. I am now doing the research on GBS, but I feel I should have done it early so that I would have saved my child. All my doctors reassured me that I would get the medicine I needed at my delivery, but, from what I found out in my research, since it was found in my urine they should have given me antibotics at the time. I miss my little girl dearly and am so scared to have any more kids, for I do not want to go through another loss again. Thank you for letting me share my story. If anyone can help me more on my research, please email me at Rest in Peace my beautiful angel In Loving Memory of Aaliyah Dolores Ramirez Born Passed August 18, 2006 - August 18, 2006 "To The Child In My Heart" Precious, tiny sweet little one you will always be to me so perfect, pure and innocent just as you were meant to be. We dreamed of you and your life and all that it would be. We waited and longed for you to come and join our family. We never had the chance to play, to laugh, to rock, to wiggle. We longed to hold you, touch you now, and listen to you giggle. I'll always be your mother. He'll always be your dad. You will always be our child, the child we wish we had. But now you are gone...but yet you're here. We will sense you everywhere. You are our sorrow and our joy, there's love in every tear. Just know our love goes deep and strong. We'll forget you never, the child we had, but never had, and yet will have forever. Mommy and Daddy miss you! And love you! You are our guardian angel. My precious Aaliyah. --Shelyn Williams

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