Thursday, January 3, 2008

R.I.P. Gavyn Joseph Braud

My cousin Amy Braud of Lacassine, Louisiana, gave birth to Gavyn Joseph Braud on October 26, 2007. He was such a cute, precious little boy, as you can see in his pictures above. The good Lord took Gavyn to be with him in Heaven on December 28, 2007, at just 2 months and 2 days old. They are doing an investigation to try to find out the main cause of death which could possibly be SIDs or even Shaken Baby Syndrome. Gavyn had quit breathing on Christmas day and they were able to resuscitate him and admitted him into the hospital. They found out he had really bad congestion, a kidney infection and swelling of the brain. They think he had quit breathing for a lot longer than they had expected and that he may have had a seizure. They ran a bunch of tests but weren't able to find out why he had so much brain damage and why his lungs had failed. They think it may have been the early stages of SIDs but aren't sure. They drilled a hole in the top of his little head to relieve some of the pressure in his brain. They did all they could do but on Dec 28th when his little wrists and hands started turning blue and his little fingernails came off, they decided to let him go. It so so sad and very unfortunate but he is in a better place now and no longer in pain. Poor baby boy. Please keep the family in your prayers.


CC said...

That is terrible!
I'm very sorry to hear that and will keep your family in my prayers. I know that must be a very difficult thing to go through.
Sorry for your loss.
Love ya girl.

Ashley said...

Thanks C!