Sleepless in Italy – could use your help!

It is 2:30am in Italy and I can’t sleep. It has nothing to do with the princess, who actually appears to be enjoying her first full night snooze of the trip. It is my sister Sonya who has me awake. It is 8:30am in Hong Kong where she lives. She is 33 weeks pregnant today. She has been in the hospital for the past week being monitored for high blood pressure, which she has been battling for the past few weeks. The meds do not seem to be working and Sonya has eclampsia now. Doctors have just told her today may have to be her little son’s delivery date.

Those of you who are regular readers of Addison’s blog are familiar with Auntie Son Son. She is actually our top commenter! And we had to cancel our big trip to Bali for Sonya and Ben’s wedding last June.

Auntie Son Son with Addison in July.

You have all been so supportive of our family over this past year. Now I am asking for your help for my sister and her family. It is the only thing I can think of to help. I firmly believe the collective power of positive thought, prayer and love will help Sonya, Ben and their little one get through this. I know two things for sure….the soon-to-be youngest member of the Yong clan is already showing he is a fighter just like his big cousin Addison, and he has a super strong mommy and daddy who can’t wait to meet him.


10 thoughts on “Sleepless in Italy – could use your help!

  1. Elaine, as a four year survivor (to the day) of post partum eclampsia, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sonya, Ben and their soon to be precious little one….I know many little ones who had a rough start @ 33 weeks due to pre-eclampsia….pleased to say they are all fighters and did well… I too believe in the power of positive thought….this is another time in the Yong family’s life to trust in the expertise of the health care professionals involved and the miracle of birth…..I worked over 15 years in high risk LDR and have witnessed thousands of little miracles 🙂 now get some sleep….soon to be Auntie Elaine…. ❤ and hugs.

  3. Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts!!!!!! Werealybappreciate it!!!!!!! We are excited to join the parenthood club with such an adorable and strong little guy!!!! Let the adventures begin!!!! 🙂

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