Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most joyous things ever! Excitement is in the air, and your eyes are now set on all-things-baby. The first thing we want to know is if we’re having a BOY or a GIRL. For most, the entire journey is happy and uneventful, our prayers focusing on a healthy outcome for mother and baby. Once in awhile, however, fate takes a sad turn and brings different concerns to the forefront. Our thoughts and prayers shift to matters of life-and-death for someone completely unexpected. What happened to this pregnant woman is something no one should ever have to deal with.
Diane Augler was induced two weeks early so that her dying husband could meet his precious little girl before he passed away. The couple from The Colony, Texas, found out that Mark was deteriorating and he didn't have much time to live. Mark, 52, was hospitalized on Jan 3rd, but they were hopeful that Mark would be home by the time baby Savannah arrived.
Diane’s due date was Jan. 29th but on the 16th doctors delivered the tragic news that Mark’s condition was fatal. Doctors suggested they induce labor so Mark could meet his little girl before he died. Mark and Diane agreed, "I'd like to see my baby," Mark said.
Arrangements were made so that Mark could be in the same room as Diane when she gave birth and, when the moment arrived, Savannah would enter the world in the presence of both of her loving parents.
When baby Savannah was born, she was immediately placed in her father's arms. Diana said her husband, Mark, "cried, and he just looked very sad." Mark held his daughter for about 45 minutes after her birth.
As predicted Mark passed away five days later, but he got to meet and spend time with his baby girl. Diane said, "We're living day-to-day as if dad's still here," she continued. "We know dad is here with us. They talk to dad. Mark was a very funny, funny dad."
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