Chloe Joy ChristensenAugust 27, 2017 ~ August 27, 2017
One walks into a hospital thinking about all the excitement this new little person is going to bring into your life and how you are just so anxious to hold and love her.
Then somehow you are being asked to understand what just happened. While dealing with the physical pain of giving birth, you all of a sudden have to deal with an unexplainable truth and come to grips quickly with the idea of saying goodbye to your baby girl and give her the most love you can within a short time.
Chloe was born with fetal hydrops, which means that for some reason, her body developed a lot of fluid in her chest and gut. This made it so her lungs couldn't supply proper oxygen levels on their own. It's something that developed sometime after the 20 week ultrasound and we didn't have another one done to warn us this was coming. The team at the hospital was phenomenal, the NICU team did all they could and were able to keep her alive long enough for us to hold her, talk to her, love her, and help her pass on to a better place. She has finished what she came to do, and it is ours to learn what that was and what to learn from it.
A viewing will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the LDS chapel on 240 E. 7570 S., Midvale, UT from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, 10600 S., Sandy, UT 84092) where her body will be laid to rest with her Grandma Butterfield.
She now watches over her mother and father and older brother. Until we meet again, Chloe, laus deo.
A fundraiser has been set up for the family by Megan Anderson, the sister of the mother. If you wish, you can donate at this link: