Mum's Emotional Words After Newborn Son Dies In Sling
The mother of a newborn who died while being carried in a sling has broken her silence after the heartbreaking incident.
Tattika Dunn, 36, wrote a post on Facebook thanking the NSW Central Coast community for rallying around her husband and their four-year-old twin sons after the death of baby Harvey.
“Just wanted to do a shout out, a massive thank you to a massive group of people who came together and helped me when I couldn’t help myself,” Dunn posted on Facebook, reports News Corp.
“I cannot go into detail as it’s still very raw and my heart feels like it’s been ripped in a million pieces but on the 8th of last month whilst going for a routine check-up with my 3 week old precious baby boy Harvey passed, it happened for 'no known reason’ nothing can be explained."
“When one of our worst nightmares came to play a community stood up and helped do things I just couldn’t, these people are now like family.”
Dunn was attending a check-up at Long Jetty Community Health Centre in Killarney Vale on April 8, when she handed her child to the nurse. When Harvey was unwrapped from the carry sling, the nurse found he wasn't breathing.
Medical staff at the Health Centre rushed to apply CPR to the baby, but he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene.
NSW Police are investigating the death, but are not treating it as suspicious. 10 daily understanding that both suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) are being considered.
North Entrance Surf Club hosted Harvey's memorial service and one member set up a Go Fund Me page for the family 10 days after the baby died.
"Giving birth to their little boy was one of the happiest experience of their life but 3 weeks later turned into an indescribable one. They were faced with the unthinkable and had to say a sudden final goodbye to baby Harvey," Go Fund Me page organiser Gillian Kennedy-Wilkie wrote on the crowd-funding site.
"Harvey was a very much loved little man whose life was suddenly taken with unknown cause. His little heart just stopped beating. He was a beautiful baby son and brother, who will be forever in all their hearts."
Kennedy-Wilkie said the money raised from the page will be given to the family to pay for "bills and hardships" associated with losing their three-week-old boy.
Nearly $3,500 has been raised for the family in 19 days.
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