In order for the father of the newborn infant to say goodbye to his wife before she passes away, the mother gives birth two weeks early.
When a baby is born, the new parents typically get the opportunity to hold their child for the first time shortly after the birth of their child. This is a memorable occasion for all parents, whether they have done this before or not.
And for the majority of them, the number of times they will hold their child will increase by the thousands as time goes on. But there was one little girl whose father only ever held her for a single moment in her entire life.
Savannah Aulger was only in her father’s arms for a combined total of forty-five minutes on the day she was born, and Mark Aulger did not hold her again after that. Mark went into a coma the day after Savannah was born, and he passed away a few days later after being in the coma for some time.
The events leading up to Savannah’s delivery and Mark’s passing are detailed in the following narrative.
December 11, 2011: Following treatment with chemotherapy for a total of eight months, Mark received the news that he was cancer-free.
Mark was brought to the hospital on January 3, 2012, nine days before the birth of his fifth child, when he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a lung illness that is caused by scarred or damaged tissue. The chemotherapy that Mark received caused this condition to manifest itself.
With the help of various treatments, the life expectancy of the majority of people who have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis ranges from three to five years.
On January 16, 202, it became clear that the steroid and oxygen therapies that were being hoped for would not be successful, and things quickly began to deteriorate.
It became obvious that the medicines weren’t working two weeks before Savannah was due, and it became plain that Mark wouldn’t have much longer to live. His family was informed that he just had one week to live.
Diane, Savannah’s mother, made the decision to start the labour induction process early with the help of Savannah’s doctors so that Mark could meet his daughter sooner.
18th of January, 2012: When Diana was giving birth, Mark took a nap in the bed provided in the delivery room. Because Mark’s oxygen levels were sufficiently enough, he was able to hold her for an additional 45 minutes. And of course, those forty-five minutes were very emotional for both him and Diane; according to Diane, she cried continuously during the entire conversation, which is completely understandable.
On January 19, 2012, Mark made another attempt to keep Savannah in his grasp but was unsuccessful. And as a further sad development, mark lapsed into a coma.
Diane claims that when her husband was in the coma, she would place the baby on his chest and that while he was unconscious, his hand would reach for her. In addition, she claims that whenever Savannah wailed, Mark would shrug his shoulders and groan in utter resignation.
Regardless of whether you think it’s feasible or not, it breaks your heart to contemplate how desperately Mark must have wanted to soothe and comfort his daughter by holding her in his arms.
On January 23, 2012, Mark passed away while his loved ones were by his side.
In the days that followed Mark’s passing, the family was inundated with support from a variety of different people. The amount of affection that was given was overwhelming, be it in monetary or material form. Because of the generosity of other people, Diane was even able to buy a minivan for her family, which made it possible for them to move on with their lives.
This is a very sad story since the father and daughter only get to spend a short amount of time together at the beginning of the daughter’s life and at the conclusion of the father’s life.
It is essential, however, to keep in mind the satisfaction that this opportunity brought not just to Mark in the present but also to Savannah for the rest of her life. She will be able to grow up with the knowledge that her father held her, and she will even have a photo to remind her of this precious occasion.
Make sure to check out the video that can be found below in order to get your own personal account of what happened to the Auglers.
Please DISCUSS this with your loved ones and close friends.