A mum who suffered seven miscarriages in the last two years was “blown away” after her personalised tribute balloons were found 75 miles away from her home in an Essex field.
Kay Green, 24, from Surrey, received a Facebook message telling her that her large confetti balloon was found in the middle of a field in Morton, Billericay last month.
Kay pictured with her husband and son in hospital
“It was just an honour. It was an honour to me, my family and my baby. It just felt like someone actually cared for us, someone had taken time out of their day to do something so magical for us.
“It was so heartwarming and it just filled me with every good emotion in the world. I just felt amazing,” Mrs Green said.
Ricky Harper, 58, found the blue and pink confetti-filled balloon with his friend while they were metal detecting in the field. He said he had a lump in his throat and the “emotional” message brought a tear to his eye.
The balloon had ‘Baby Green imprinted’, a scan picture of the baby encase in the balloon and an attached note from Kay instructing the person who finds it to contact her.
He said: “It was very hard, even now thinking about it chokes you up a bit. It is bloody heartbreaking. Felt quite choked up, it was very emotional.
“I just pray for the baby, pray for the family, that gives them some sort of peace and hopefully, one day, they will get the next baby they need.
The note which Kay wrote
Kay, her husband and son
“I did not want it to be put in the bin and just forgotten. It’s one of the things I won’t forget. It will stay with me.”
Kay received news that she may never naturally have children and might need IVF at the age of 21 after dealing with endometriosis since she was 16.
The young mother said it was a shock for her and her husband Jack and they decided to try IVF.
However, she unexpectedly found out that she was 17 weeks pregnant just before her 22nd birthday when she needed to do a pregnancy test before doctors could put her on IBS medication.
Although she said it was a rough pregnancy, Kay welcomed her son in July 2019 saying he was a little miracle child. But her endometriosis worsened after birth and she was then diagnosed with adenomyosis, a condition that causes tissues lining the uterus to grow into the muscular wall of the uterus.
Kay received more heartbreaking news when she was 23 after doctors told her she might need a hysterectomy within the next year or two because of the extent of her endometriosis condition.
Even though it made her and her husband more determined to have another baby, she said she was so scared that she was not going to be able to give him what they both wanted.
Kay added: “It’s like your world just crumbles and you start overanalysing everything.
“I remember sitting there and crying to my husband, saying to him ‘are you gonna leave me ’cause I can’t give you more children’.
“It is still a conversation I have with him today, I’ve always said to him if you’re not up for this I fully understand.”
Kay suffered her first miscarriage in November 2019 when she was five weeks pregnant, Since then she’s had a number more which revealed that she had high levels of natural
killer cells, a thyroid problem and lupus sticky blood.
She said: “Being told that, it was devastating because, I know I’m not the only woman who does it, but I think when you have a miscarriage you always blame yourself.
“Then hearing from the doctors ‘oh, it’s your body, your body fighting it off. That was, to me, like it’s your fault again, so that was heartbreaking.”
Kay then became pregnant again and had it confirmed at an early five-
She said: “It’s an undeniable feeling of love. There are times where I’ve gone to scan and it’s just this little sac that’s empty because it’s not grown yet and you think ‘oh I love it already, and I will sit there and I’ll rub my belly.
“So that’s why the loss is hard because you’re already connected.”
After six miscarriages in a row, Kay found out she was three weeks pregnant in early 2021 she heard the baby’s heartbeat. But she suddenly started bleeding heavily 8 weeks into the pregnancy and later lost the baby.
She added: “Some people will say oh they get easier. They don’t. They never get easier because the losses mount up. You just get more and more upset each time.”
This most recent loss made Kay want to do something to remember this baby and so she decided to let balloons off to pay tribute.
The balloon had a note on it and she released it with friends and family. Four days later, she received that “touching” message from Julie in Billericay and rang her loved ones crying to them about what happened.
“I said [to them] I’m so glad someone with such a caring and loving soul found my balloon for our baby.
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