Meet Blake Lee Bastible
Blake was born with Trisomy 13
My name is Bridget Bastible Bond. On the 24th November 1986 I gave birth to Blake Lee Bastible.
I had the perfect pregnancy. There were no problems, until the first
part of November when I started going into premature labor. They got it stopped until the 23rd of November when it started again. I was admitted to hospital and at 5:15 p.m. on the 24th of November Blake was born. We didn't know what was happening. They wrapped him up and took him away and I didn't get to see him till he was about to be flown to Oklahoma City to the NICU at the Children's Hopsital.
I was released on the 25th and my mom and dad took me to the city. When
we got there they told us not to expect him to make it through the night. So we stayed with him and he got a little better. He was a fighter till the end.
He was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, bilateral microphthalmia, a posterior scalp defect, and 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot.
My mom and I stayed with him the 9 days he lived. We were able to stay at a Ronald McDonald house close to the hospital. But each day he got a little worse. On the 2nd of December they told us that his organs were starting to shut down. They said they could keep him alive on a machine as long as I wanted them to. It was my decision to make. So my momma and daddy and I talked about it and decided to just let God decide what to do. I did tell them if and when something happened I didn't want them to try and save him. So they let us stay with him all day and night.
Then at 1:18 am on December 3, 1986, while I was rocking my son he gained his wings. They let us stay with him till I was ready to go.
It was not until the autopsy that we discovered that he had Trisomy 13. They talked to my family and I and we decided that I should have a blood test. Those tests revealed that I was not a carrier. But his dad wouldn't talk to anyone so we don't know if it was on his side or not.
In August 1987, I met Chris Bond. We married on December 17th, 1987.
Bridget & Chris
In February we found out that I was pregnant. They did an amniocentesis and it came back that we were going to have a healthy little girl. So on September 12, 1988 Kayla Lynne was born at 5:15 am, she weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was 19 1/4'' long.
Then at 8:25 am on June 15, 1991 we was blessed with Kasey Leigh she
weighed 6 lbs 11 1/4 oz and was 19" long.
So I now have my Special Angel in Heaven and 2 Special Angels on Earth.
Blake Lee now has his Granddaddy, Travis Lee and his Grandmomma, Betty
Marie with him in Heaven waiting for the time when we are all reunited.
We miss them all so much.
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