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My daughters are stranded Update

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maggiewinchester Report 11 Mar 2013 23:17

In a hospital in West Sussex :-|

Younger daughter suffered a miscarriage and was rushed, by son in law, to hospital in Haywards Heath, at about 2am this mornng.
Elder daughter travelled from Hampshire to Sussex this morning to keep her company.

They went to leave the hospital about 2 hours ago, got 200 yards down the road - and stuck. Traffic at a standstill and unlikely to move. None of the roads have been gritted.
They walked back to the hospital (younger daughter in her pyjamas).
Fortunately, son in law is very organised, he'd bought sleeping bags, wellies, toothbrushes, hot drinks & food with him.
Younger daughter has been given a bed, elder daughter is on the floor, and son in law isn't allowed anywhere near the ward - so he's in the canteen.
No idea when they'll get home.


AnnCardiff Report 11 Mar 2013 23:20

oh Maggie - how awful - miscarriages are dreadful - been there, done that - got the t-shirt - demoralising, painful, miserable - poor daughter - still, they are all safe and son in law sounds as if he was in the scouts!!! let's hope they are all home soon for some TLC

Ann XX <3 <3 <3


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Mar 2013 23:26

Sorry to hear that Maggie sounds like a nightmare situation.Your Sil has done well organising the things they'll need.

Do hope everything goes well for them and they're soon home.
Mau xx


maggiewinchester Report 11 Mar 2013 23:37

I've asked son in law if he was ever in the scouts - he denies it.
.......but his disorganised wife ran a cub troop!
I expect he's even left extra food for the cats. If not, they live in a row of cottages in the middle of nowhere, and a neighbour will go in.

Elder daughter has left 3 children (and their dad) at home, I think she was hoping to get back home so other son in law can get to work


maggiewinchester Report 12 Mar 2013 00:43

They're home!!
When the cars that were blocking the road outside the hospital cleared, and the gritters had been past, they made another attempt.
They managed (eventually) to get on the main road.

They live only 6 miles from the hospital :-S


supercrutch Report 12 Mar 2013 00:47

I am so sorry to hear about the miscarriage, that must have been traumatic enough without the hassle afterwards.

Pleased they are home Maggie and your daughter can get some rest in her own surroundings and come to terms with the loss.

Sue xx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 12 Mar 2013 06:59

How sad for your daughter to lose her baby and for you to lose a little grandchild Maggie. It must have been awful for your daughter and her hubby and you must have been pleased her sister could get to her to help support them both. What a palaver with the traffic hold up, glad they got home safely in the end altho it's great that your son in law is so capable, and was well prepared for all eventualities.

Your daughter will be able to rest better at home where she can grieve in private and come to accept their loss. My heart goes out to her and all the family.



AnninGlos Report 12 Mar 2013 09:05

Sad for you all Maggie about the miscarriage it must have been so distressing, expecially with the travel problems afterwards. But well done to your son in law for being so organised. Glad they are now safely at home and hope big sister got home safely too.


Muffyxx Report 12 Mar 2013 09:27

So sorry to hear that Maggie...know from experience how distressing a miscarriage is without the additional pressure of being snowed in.

How lovely of your daughter to go and support your other daughter though...what a nice thing to do.

Sending <3 to all x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 12 Mar 2013 09:28

Maggie I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss, but relieved that eveyone is now safely home.

Gwyn x


maggiewinchester Report 12 Mar 2013 12:30

Thank you for your kind thoughts.
She and her husband are devastated, as she has trouble conceiving, but, being pragmatic, now she knows she CAN conceive naturally.
Back to the drawing board - and consultant!!

She's texted - she's in bed with her surrogate 'babies' - 2 rescue cats - snuggled up either side of her.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 12 Mar 2013 12:58

Good to hear that they are home Maggie.



AnnMarieG Report 12 Mar 2013 13:48

So, so sorry to hear your sad news Maggie. I have pm you. thinking of you all at this sad time. <3 <3


Wend Report 12 Mar 2013 14:51

Very sorry Maggie for your daughter's loss. Glad she is at least safely home now :-)

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 13 Mar 2013 07:16

Wishing your daughter luck with the next stage of things, hopefully her consultant can help her and her hubby conceive again and things will go better.

She needs a little time to get over this setback and get her body fighting fit again. I didn't conceive during six years of trying after my daughter died at 3 days old (born prematurely) I was 34 when I conceived in the first week of trying with new partner and had my son two weeks before my 35th birthday. My friend started trying for a baby with her younger husband after they had been together for several years, she was 45 and struck lucky, her son is coming up to 14 now.
Tell her never to give up hope.