Toddler eagerly waits for her brother’s birth but tragically dies just days before he is born
Krystal and Steven Edwards, a couple from from Brisbane, Australia, were ready to celebrate the arrival of their second child when they found somewhat appalling. It all began when their 23-month-old daughter, Ruby, unexpectedly turn out to be unwell.
Doctors discovered that Ruby was diagnosed with Covid. The anxious parents couldn’t trust that their daughter had Covid at this young stage, but they were confident she would recuperate quickly.
But Ruby’s health condition worsened because of an erratic autoimmune disorder. The little girl spent several days at the hospital as the medics did their best to treat her illness.
Sadly, Ruby passed away on July 22, 2022, merely two weeks prior her birthday. Her parents were left in shock as they were just not prepared for this outcome.
Ruby’s unforeseen passing made her the youngest individual to die from Covid in Queensland. The news of her abrupt demise took a toll on her parents, who were looking forward to welcome their second child.
Ruby’s father, Steven, said that this is supposed to be such a joyful stint where our family would become complete but is now so shattered. In his Facebook post, he requested individuals to support them and be sympathetic. He sought people to think of his daughter as the little girl who had occupied their lives with happiness.
This post contains sad news, please prepare yourself. Dear friends and family, it is with great sadness that we announce…Posted by Steven Edwards on Monday, 25 July 2022
For Krystal and Steven, it was tough to welcome their baby boy after losing their daughter, who was waiting to turn out to be an elder sister. The duo had no clue Ruby would leave this world a few days before her baby brother came into this world.
The parents understood that they had to be strong enough to greet their son, but they also recognized there would be occasions when they would breakdown thinking about their sweet little girl.
Steven concluded his Facebook post by revealing that he also had Covid and hadn’t napped suitably for several days. He wished that his grief would soon end and that there would be a point where he would feel optimistic and joyful.
Krystal and Steven’s close friend, Sarah Watton, set up a crowed funding to help the couple, who were going through the nastiest time of their lives.
Steven wrote an additional Facebook post on July 29, 2022, where he revealed the arrival of his son. He shows gratitude to those who had contributed to the fundraiser and those who helped him throughout their difficult phase.
Krystal and I are proud to introduce Levi Grayson Edwards. Born at 12:50pm, 29/07/2022, weighing 4.04kg (8.9lbs). We're…Posted by Steven Edwards on Friday, 29 July 2022
Our feelings and prayers are with the parents, who are dealing with the aching loss of their daughter and while trying their best to remain robust for their new-born baby boy.