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Liam’s Poem

I weep for you, Liam, our dear little one
Your precious wee life has only begun
You didn’t deserve such a terrible start
To see you go through this just tears at my heart.
When you were first born, grunting and blue,
And they whisked you away to resuscitate you
Your Dad and I knew our worries had just begun
Many tears would be wept for our beautiful son.

 

Tears of grief and of worry, of fear and of joy
Tears of great love for our precious wee boy.
The mass inside you we had known about,
That was okay cause they could just take it out.
But the kidney condition – we just never knew
How badly the problem was damaging you.
Operations and tests for you right from day one,
You handle it so well, our brave little son.

 

I feel that I’ve let you down, as your Mummy,
Cause these things happened to you inside my tummy.
If I can donate to you a kidney one day
And your little body accepts it okay
I’ll know that a piece of me will be yours to keep.
If that makes you better then I’ll no longer weep.
So let me weep Liam, let me weep for you now,
Let me weep for you hoping I can help you somehow.

 

You’ve a long road ahead of you darling wee babe,
But just look at the progress you’ve already made.
You’re gaining weight well, getting so big and strong,
The creatinine’s lowering – proving everyone wrong.
I weep for you, Liam, our dear little man,
Stay tough and strong – do the best that you can.
You’ve already brought us such pleasure and joy,
Our brave little Liam – our beautiful boy.

By Mummy, April 1999

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