Sunday, March 20, 2011

Abbigail Sharron Paige Featherstone

Here is Paige Featherstone's story about her daughter with TS.

As a young mummy I've learned that health is the most important thing in life. At 16 years old I found out I was pregnant. I decided to take the responsibilities and bring my child up the best I could. At my 1st scan (13 weeks), I found out my little girl had a Cystic Hygroma measuring at 2.6cm x 3cm. At 14 weeks I had a CVS done and it came back my baby had turner syndrome and was a girl. I looked up on the internet about TS and decided to give my little girl a chance to live and choose her own fate. At 17 weeks Abbigail developed hydrops around her lungs, under her skin, around her heart and abdomen. I turned 17 years old in march 2010, At 20 weeks she then developed a heart problem where her left aorta was smaller than it should be.

At 22 weeks and 2 days I found out Abbigail had passed away. My world just ended! I had grown up so much for this brave little girl and she got taken away. I was a complete mess. At 22 weeks + 5 days on 22nd april 2010 I gave birth to Abbigail Sharron-Paige at 7:11 pm weighing 1lb 4oz. She was perfect the most beautifulest little girl I have ever seen in my whole life. I had to say hello and goodbye in the same day. It was awful; I just wanted her back. I had Abbigail blessed and spent 7hours with her. On 30th april 2010 I buried my 8 day old daughter, I was the one who carried her coffin to her grave; something every mummy doesn't want to do. 11 months on I take a day at a time and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about her. Health is the most important thing to me and I will never take anything for granted again; having a healthy baby means a lot and I think the more we spread the word of TS and hydrops the more people will realize what a healthy baby means.

Rest in peace baby Abbigail xxx


  1. Abbigail is a beautiful angel and is flying high with all our angels in heaven.She was blessed to have you as her mummy and Abbigail will be watching her gorgeous baby brother xxx

  2. Every Turner girl is precious and loved; We try to keep a clear mind of Hope. God blessed the time you shared with your sweet "angel",indeed!