It is absolutely heartbreaking to know how much Kara Keough and her family have been going through in the past few weeks. Her newborn son died in response to a complication during childbirth. Her father, Matt Keough, passed away just a few weeks later.
Kara’s mom, Real Housewives of Orange County alum, Jeana Keough says Kara has been working through her loss by reaching out to others who have been in similar situations. She has been very open about her pain on social media. Recently, she spoke out in an interview.
Yesterday, Kara appeared on Good Morning America. Entertainment Tonight reported that Kara shared, “We got some milestones we didn’t think we’d get. We got to change his diaper. I got to get peed on, which is a boy-mom thing I didn’t think I’d ever get. We got to hold him, we got to feel warmth in his body.”
She also talked about how her daughter Decker got to play with her little brother. Kara shared, “She got to sing to him and play ‘This Little Piggy’ on his fingers.”
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The outlet reports that Kara wishes she knew how big her baby was before giving birth and wonders if things might have been different if she had an ultrasound prior to giving birth. She gave birth at home in Jacksonville, Florida because she felt it was safer than going to the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kara commented, “How do you hide an 11-pound baby? I will sit here and regret not getting [another ultrasound] for the rest of my life, because I’ll think, ‘Maybe we would’ve known. Maybe they would’ve seen that he had 7½-inch shoulders. But that’s just going to be [in] my head.”
This is not her fault by any means. It is natural for anyone to look back and think “what if we did this,” but this is not her fault at all. We are all in unchartered water with the coronavirus pandemic as well. There is just so much to take into account with such a delicate situation.
After Kara had birthing complications, she went to the hospital via ambulance and baby McCoy’s heart started beating again. Kara commented, “He came back to fight, to see if he could live, and it was a miracle.”
Kara revealed, “I’ve been lucky to hear from parents that are on the other side of it, or as far on the other side as you can be, and they say it gets better. They say eventually the waves of grief don’t feel like they’re knocking you over every day, and that you have to just get through it — but that you aren’t alone.”
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She certainly isn’t alone. She has a strong support system and a lot of people who love her. This great loss is heartbreaking and it’s amazing that she has been so open and honest as she grieves.
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