It’s been a while since I last posted. As you may know, we were looking forward to the arrival of our grandson this month. On Wednesday 11th we got the call from our son-in-law that Cara was having an emergency C section and a little later that Logan Harrison Martin had arrived.
Sometime later still we were told that there were problems so headed up the motorway to Dewsbury hospital, finally arriving just before one in the morning. Logan had been transferred to the Peter Congdon Neonatal Unit in Leeds and I took my son-in-law over. Despite it being 3am, the doctor talked to us and explained all they knew for sure at that point, which wasn’t a huge amount beyond the fact he was very poorly.
It seems that the umbilical cord had wrapped around his neck as he moved into position to be born and this had deprived him of oxygen. Despite all their efforts, a tests showed there was little brain activity and other organs had been damaged by the lack of oxygen.
Logan passed away peacefully in his parents arms on 14th April.
Both hospitals were very good, Leeds were not only brilliant technically but also very compassionate. They gave us relatives a room to stay in and looked after us, far above anything we expected. For all that people complain about the NHS, money couldn’t have brought us better care.
I really didn’t want to post this but I’ve had people asking what’s going on and thought I should say.
Logan Harrison Martin Appeal
Thank you to everyone for your kind comments, which are appreciated. We’ve set up an appeal in Logan’s memory for the Neonatal Unit. There are some photo’s on the page of Logan