In Memory of McKenzie

Thursday, 10 November 2016

In Memory  of McKenzie thumbnailRaymond and Adele Nutt, parents of baby McKenzie who lived for only seven hours and mum, Adele, having life saving blood transfusions, organised the fund raiser in memory of McKenzie for the Neo-Natal Unit at the Antrim Area Hospital held at the Blackwate

A BRAVE Dervock mum whose new born son passed away in her arms hours after she almost bled to death herself has talked of her heartbreak and of the closure she got from holding a charity event in his memory. Little McKenzie Nutt lived for just seven hours after being born prematurely when his mum Adele suffered a 'placental eruption' on St Valentine's Day this year.
Adele who had been 33 weeks pregnant, needed three blood transfusions and was told by nurses afterwards, they hadn't expected her to make it.
The Nutt family's terrible ordeal began on a quiet family Sunday morning last February as Adele remembers: "My two younger boys were in bed and me and my husband Ray were having a wee nap as well. I got up thinking I needed to go to the toilet and discovered the blood was everywhere, clumps of it, it was like something out of a horror film.
“We panicked and called the ambulance and when it came they made me walk out to the ambulance with the blood dripping out of me which was a total disgrace.
“I went into full blown labour in the ambulance and they first sent me to Antrim hospital delivery suite and there they realised I was haemorrhaging. My baby boy was born six minutes after I arrived. I remember them shouting 'crash crash' and they didn't have time to put me out the usual way, but gave me a drink of something and put a cloth over my mouth.
“I had taken a placental eruption and lost half the blood in my body and needed three blood transfusions. I almost died.


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