Comedian Seyi Law & his wife Stacy Ebere are going through a heartbreaking time right now. The couple who just celebrated their 4 year wedding anniversary revealed last month via a gut wrenching Instagram post that their daughter had died shortly after birth. [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]
In a recent interview the comedian opens up how his baby girl died six hours after birth. Speaking to Encomium he said,
What most people did not understand was a caesarean was done, the baby was brought out alive and the doctors tried to save the baby, but after about six hours, the baby lost the battle. So, it was not miscarriage. After the birth, I had the baby in my arms. I heard the baby cry. I remember I was in the theatre with them when they brought out the baby and I fainted.
This brings tears to my eyes…My heart breaks for them!
He goes on to speak on how his wife is dealing with the loss & how they have coped so far. Read mpre after the jump
It was not a news that came in a day because it was a process. Actually, there was a diagnosis. We got the result and we were hopeful it would change. Up to the time she went for the caesarean section, we were still hopeful but we just want to thank God her life was preserved and God kept her strong ever since.
I would say, she is the strongest woman I have ever known not because she is my wife, but because she was able to recover fast knowing full well I had to do little or nothing to console her which was why I was scared. The fear in me grew because I was scared of consoling her. How would I be able to hold her hands and say everything is okay, how would I look into her eyes and say it will be alright and much more which was what drove me to write on my Instagram page because I needed people to talk to me and let me know how to talk to her. I just want to appreciate Nigerians who sent words of advice, their condolences. God has been awesome with the family.
On the result of the diagnosis
I cannot go into detail as to what happened because I do not want to remind my wife of the pains she went through. We know the body does not come back the same until God has done something new that could take her mind off it. It is still a process as it is barely two months. It is tough but I want to remain grateful to God for everything.
How he consoled his wife?
After the whole thing, I was at the hospital with her which was something that gave her strength because when she opened her eyes, I was the first person she saw and she was able to hold my hands. The only thing I was able to do was to keep praying. I can’t say my words were the most comforting, but I think God had gone before me to comfort her because I was not sure. I just kept telling her you would be a mother very soon and people are going to celebrate you. Just allow this phase to pass and you would know that God is awesome.
I pray God sees them through this and by His Grace their home will be filled with healthy children soon!