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Scott Nelson
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My newborn son did not live past 10 days. (Primary Children's Hospital did the best they could on his Diaphragmatic Hernia) I so wished I could've taught him boardgames German/Euro style. My wife and I have a big collection of games to help us take our mind off our loss. She asked me to play Indonesia on the way home from the hospital, and I agreed. Engrossing ourselves in a game helps make the pain go away for even the short time we are playing. Now it has been a week and things are going easier, but the boardgames have really helped us. A big thank you to any one who has made such a great game to be added to our collection. I never knew games would be used as such, but I was very glad I have them.



Update: my wife and I have now a wonderful little baby named Gage K Nelson. The K is for his brother Kaiden who is mentioned above. Towards the end of this entire thread I have posted an update and a sincere thanks.
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Re: One less boardgamer :(
I'm so sorry to read your news. I'm thinking of you and your wife at this time.
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Re: One less boardgamer :(
Scott,

There are support organisations for people in your terrible situation. Don't go this alone.

Kia kaha.(Which is what they say in Maori for "stand strong".)


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I am truly sorry for your loss.
All the best,
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What an unimaginable loss. I assume all parenst have fears like this.

I remember around the time my son was born (a little over a year ago) I kept having these terrible thoughts of "what if"... Going through the pregnancy, birth and having the little one for a breif tiime, and then losing him is one of the worst things I can imagine. Getting on with ones life must me really hard... I'm glad you have found a method of temporarily getting away from the greif. I wish you all the best in the future... including children!

My thoughts are with you...soblue

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My condolences.
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Re: One less boardgamer :(
Even if it was a short post, I read it with tears.

My deepest condolences. Stay strong, and keep on playing boardgames. For yourself, for your wife, for your son, and for your future kids as well. All the best.
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Hi Scott,

So sorry to hear about your loss.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Steve
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All I can say is that I whish you all the strength in the world to get through this dark period in your life. Being a young father I can imagine a weight of such a tragic loss.


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Re: One less boardgamer :(
soblue I wish you all the strength you'll need to get over this loss. Being a dad who was more lucky, I feel with you - you and your wife must be going through hell right now.
My advice: go and get professional help! There's so much of a risk that some traumata remain undetected and not outspoken and catastrophes like this could also weigh on your partnership later (this may be little details in behavior which much later cause anxiety in the partner. "Why did he say this at that moment" "How could he even think about that" etc.)

I feel with you,
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I have no words which make any sense to say at this time.

I hope the posts and support help carry the pain for you.
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Wow. I wish you all the strength you and your wife need to keep going.
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I am so sorry for your loss. That is tragic news. You and your wife will be in my thoughts for some time, I am sure.
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Scott,

Man, I am sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies.

Mike
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Scott

Sorry to hear about your sad loss. My sympathies go out to you and your family.

I have also lost a loved one recently and like yourself, found board gaming to be a way of bringing the family togather to help deal with our loss.

Stay strong

Brian.
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My words here could never suffice you in a time such as this in your life. Yet, know that I am sorry and pained by your loss. My heart goes out to you and your wife, Scott, as do my prayers.
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I can not imagine being in your position. May God grant you and your family some peace and help you through this most difficult time.
With warmest regards,
David
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We are so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you an your wife.
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My condolences.
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Your experience is every parent's worst nightmare. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your wife will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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This has to be the hardest thing a person ever faces, and I am truly sorry it has happened. My prayers are with you and your family.

All the best.
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I'm so sorry, Scott. Best wishes.
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Scott, my heart goes out to you and your wife. My oldest son Brendan died in 1989 when he was one day old, so I can understand what you are going through. Support groups help a lot, and don't forget to give yourself time to grieve. Also, remember to be easy on yourself, and that different people grieve in different ways and on different timetables.
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Scott, I give my deepest condolences.
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It is always difficult to understand why such things occur.

I will be praying for you and your family.
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