Inconceivable Choices

by Kathy on February 22, 2011 · 4 comments

in Books, Decisions, Healing, Molly, Writing

If you are here for the first time from Carolyn and Sean Savage’s Facebook page, their Inconceivable book website or IComLeavWe, welcome to Four of a Kind!

To find out more about me and my blog you can read this post that I wrote earlier this week.

Recently I wrote this blog entry about my friendship with Carolyn Savage (co-author with her husband Sean) of the newly released book Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn’t Keep and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift. I bought it for my Kindle for iPhone app and am thoroughly enjoying reading it. You may have seen Carolyn and Sean interviewed about their story during one of their many media appearances over the past few weeks, including Dateline NBC, the Today show and People magazine.

Earlier this year when Carolyn and I reconnected after having been out of touch for a while, she asked me to write something about our bittersweet journey with our daughter Molly, who was born and died in April 2008. Carolyn told me about a section of their Inconceivable book website created for people to share about and support those who are experiencing or have had to make Inconceivable Choices.

I was honored that Carolyn wanted me to do so and took some time last month putting my entry together. This morning my submission, Our Choice to Try to Save Molly, was posted and I wanted to share it with you. I was especially touched by the comment that Carolyn posted on their website, in reply to what I shared. I invite you to comment on my post there, or here, as well as to consider sharing your own stories of Inconceivable Choices on Carolyn and Sean’s website.

Thank you for reading and for visiting Four of a Kind. If you are facing an inconceivable choice in your life right now, I wish you courage and strength as you discern what to do in your situation. If you have already made it through an experience where you had to make one or more inconceivable choices, I wish you peace and healing as you move forward with your life.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 T-Mommy February 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I believe taking the "agressive" route with Molly is a treasured gift for you today since it gave you the peace to know you did what was in your hands to help her….

Where do you think came Molly's ability to fight?

You were her inspiration!…

You were her HERO!…

A Big hug to you 😉


2 Kathy February 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

T – I really appreciate your comment and validation about the choices we made while I was carrying Molly. You and your words mean a lot to me. Thank you! 🙂


3 Beautiful Mess February 27, 2011 at 12:09 am

You made not only the right choice, but a beautiful choice! I, also think it was a selfless choice. You got to feel her all the time for 30 weeks, your husband didn't. Those 14 minutes he was able to spend with her is a beautiful and precious gift. Not to mention the pictures you were able to give to your family and friends.

I've always been honored to call you a friend, you writing this, makes me feel even MORE honored. Thank you for being YOU!


4 Kathy February 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm


You sure know how to make a girl feel special… Seriously, I really appreciate your kind words, support and friendship.


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