Monday, September 24, 2007

Update on Meg

I've updated her blog as well, but I just wanted to add a few things. When I briefly spoke to Meg and D. this morning by phone, I had assumed her daughter was stillborn. She was in fact born alive, briefly, and died soon afterwards.

Meg will be staying in hospital overnight as a precaution, they just want to be sure she is okay before she leaves.

The response has been overwhelming and filled with love. She and D. are so grateful for all the support you have given.

Thank you so so much.

The next time some cynical commentator tells you that the internet is useless and doesn't help anyone, correct them for me, okay? Because today I have seen the value of all that love and support and damn, it can't bring back her daughter, but it helps to know that when tragedy strikes, the world cares.


  1. Hey, if there is anything I can do, let me know. I don't know Meg and I don't think she reads my blog. But if she needs anything or if I can make some meals for her, give me a call.

    This just really fucking sucks.

  2. Yep, when we lost Shoelet almost a year ago... the words of strangers were some of those that moved me the most. To know that my precious baby girl was being mourned by so many, truly kept Attila and I afloat at times.

    I'm so exhausted by this tragedy... I've been crying for Meg, for you, for me... for every woman who has ever lost a child.

  3. Hey, delurking to say what a rock you've clearly been for Meg.
    I haven't thought about anything else since I heard about her baby. It's funny, I thought I'd realized by now that life isn't fair and there isn't some cosmic force out there totting up tragedies and deciding when we've REALLY had enough.
    But this is just too much. I'm a complete stranger to her but I'm crying for Meg.
    Please let us know if there's anything we can do for her.