Monthly Archives: May 2013

Memorial for Elijah Joakim Halse

We have reproduced below the programme for Elijah’s memorial ceremony that took place yesterday. Also included are the eulogies we both gave our beautiful little son. More than 100 people came along and many of them came back to our … Continue reading

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Formalities

We’re still here. It’s been a week. I think, under the circumstances, and perhaps compared to my expectations, we’re doing alright. We are drinking more tea than you would dream possible. If Mrs Doyle from “Father Ted” were here she’d … Continue reading

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The Bereavement Pathway

So here we are. We’ve landed on a path that no one wants to get on. This is the official term for where we are in the system. James started a blog to help keep people near and far in … Continue reading

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Elijah Joakim Halse

Elijah died peacefully in our arms in the small hours of this morning. A head scan yesterday showed his brain had been extensively and rapidly damaged due to his illness prior to surgery. There would have been no hope of … Continue reading

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The Dove Study

Elijah continues to recover as well as we could hope from his surgery. Many of his drugs have stopped, his morphine is coming down gradually and the amount of support he is getting from the ventilator has reduced. Tomorrow he … Continue reading

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