Vapeful To Treasure Every Little Moment of Life
2018. What a year it has been for me and my family. The beginning of the year started out fantastic, my significant other and I discovered that we were expecting a baby :)
Although there was a lot of joy that I was pregnant, actually being pregnant was very difficult for me. I was very sick and very depressed.
We discovered that the sex of our child was a boy. Man, was my boyfriend extremely happy about that! I wanted a girl but honestly for it being my first child I was going to be ecstatic for either gender
️ We decided on a name for our little bean, Ziah, to match the first letter of his older brother Zane who is 7 years old. Little Ziah was expected to enter this world September 20, 2018.
On August 7, 2018, Ziah wanted to make an early appearance at 7 weeks premature. He was to start his journey in the NICU to learn how to breathe and feed so that he could go home. During his journey, Ziah kept getting fevers and the doctors did not know why. They suspected an infection occurred so they were doing everything in their power to help him fight it off. They gave him antibiotics and helped with his platelet levels. Our poor little baby had so many IVs through him, they started running out of places to poke him :( They also had decided to help him more by putting in a breathing tube so his body didn't have to work so hard. After about 2 weeks of this going on, they started to notice that he was having seizures. Lots of them.
On August 24, 2018, he was stable enough to get an MRI done. The following day was one of the hardest conversations I have ever had in my entire life....the doctors told us that Ziah had contracted Meningitis and it had devastated his brain of no return :'(
On August 29, 2018, Ziah had peacefully passed away in his Daddy's arms....
So you ask, what am I Vapefull for? My son. That is what I am thankful/grateful/vapefull for. Although he was on Earth for a short 22 days, he has not only left an imprint on our hearts but of the hearts of many. He has taught all of us a lesson about life. Life is way too short, so I don't take anything for granted anymore.
My boyfriend and I were not heavy smokers before all of this but then we started smoking pretty regularly to relieve stress and it got so bad I just needed to stop so we both have turned to vaping! And we love it! So we certainly are Vapefull to find an alternative that we enjoy so much! We just recently learned about your site and are in love! We certainly plan to make a purchase in the future when we have extra funds.
If I do not end up winning the contest, ya know what ? I am ok with that. I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this. It really helps me heal telling Ziah's story, I tried to not type a whole book (ha) so I apologize for the length of it as well. I have also attached photos because I would love your team to see what such a perfect little angel he was.
Again, I thank you so much and I hope all of the Eight Vape Team has a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!