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Rebecca’s Story

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Becky Thompson Reynolds, age 31, went into the hospital March 23rd full of excitement and unsure of what her future held.  She and her husband Ron had been trying to get pregnant for a few years and were finally blessed with a perfect baby boy, William.  Becky was induced Tuesday morning and William was born that evening.  He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches long.  He was as perfect as any baby could be.

Throughout Becky's pregnancy, she was very sick.  She didn't just have morning sickness, she had all day sickness pretty much during her whole pregnancy.  I had heard of this before, so I didn't think anything of it.  I spoke to Becky a few times and she told me that she was having a hard time breathing or just couldn't catch her breath.  Again, this seemed normal for her stage of pregnancy, so it was never addressed. 

Once Will was born, Becky could not stop throwing up and she had some abnormal postpartum bleeding.  Ron took Becky to the emergency room Saturday, March 27th where she has been ever since.  Once they arrived, Becky and Ron were told that Becky would need emergency gallbladder surgery.  They began the surgery Sunday morning as a routine laproscopic gallbladder surgery.   Two and a half hours later, Ron and Bob, Becky's dad were getting news they never imagined they would be getting.  There were complications during Becky's surgery and her heart stopped twice in the operating room.  They were calling specialists in to see if they could figure out what was going on with Becky and her heart. 

Apparently, Becky had Peripartum Cardiomyopathy or PPCM.  I had never heard of this before, but after the initial diagnosis, I did nothing but read about it and how it affects women and their hearts.  Becky has been in ICU since Sunday, March 28th.  Please visit her guestbook and write some encouraging words for her to read when she gets out of the hospital. 

Thank you all in advance for showing your support to such a wonderful and amazing sister-in-law.  Being an only child, I so treasure the relationship I have with my husband's two sisters and I'm just not ready to lose one of them.  Please pray for this wonderful family and their precious new addition.

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Becky's service was today and was so beautiful.  Ron did such a wonderful job choosing her casket and the cover that goes over the casket.  She deserved the best and he always made sure she had it.  I felt Becky's presence at the funeral today and know that she was smiling down on us and on all of the wonderful family and friends that gathered together to mourn our loss.  It is so hard to fathom why this happened, but we all are in agreement that she is with our Heavenly Father.  Oh how jealous we all are!  I can't wait until we meet again.  We all will do as we should to ensure that we'll be together again.

I believe I speak for the entire family when I say thank you to all of you that have gone above and beyond to show your love and support.  There were so many people there today and it was so overwhelming to see all of the familiar faces.  Bobby and I had friends travel from Kansas and Texas just to be there with us!  We were so pleased to have all of our close friends there with us.  It meant more to us than we could ever express.  And the John Glenn all did such an amazing job with our family meal today.  The food was so wonderful and you could just taste the love in everything that was provided for us.  Thank you so much for showing Kathy how truly loved she really is.  I cannot imagine a more amazing family than the Thompson family and it just breaks my heart for this to have happened.  I hurt for Ron every time I look at him.  He always looked at Becky with such love in his eyes.  I cannot imagine any man loving his wife more than Ron loved his.  I hurt so bad for him that he will have to raise Will without his other half.  I hurt for Will that he will not ever have his mama's arms wrapped around him so tight when he's sick and when his dad has spanked him.  I hurt that his tears will not be wiped away by her loving hands and her kisses will not take away his boo boos.  But, I have peace in knowing that she is in Heaven right now.  I know that God has a plan and I know that He will pull all of us through this.  I know that God is still performing wonderful miracles through Becky.  I know that Becky is still working for Him from the grave.  I know that I will never have a sister-in-law like her and we will never be able to fill her shoes for Will.  But, I also know that we will all try our hardest to do right by him.  We will all keep praying that God will guide us as we help Ron raise a wonderful man.  Ron is already a wonderful Dad and he's been thrown into this horrible situation.  Please keep all of us in your prayers.

Thank you all so much for all of the love and support and prayers through this whole ordeal.  I just can't say thank you enough for all you have done for us through this.  I will use this site to keep you all informed on how everyone is doing.  I will post some pictures of Will very soon.  Bobby and I are keeping him tomorrow, so hopefully we'll get some new pictures uploaded of him.  He is growing so much!  Please don't forget to sign the guestbook.  I am going to print all of the journal entries and guestbook entries out and put them in a book for Will to read when he gets older.