Vanessa Chettle: How Ex-Socialite Lost Child After Road Accident
She further noted that she gave birth to her daughter at barely six months old while she was waiting for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.
Former Kenyan socialite Vanessa Cheruto popularly known as Vanessa Chettle has penned a heartbreaking statement explaining how she lost her daughter in a recent motorcycle accident.
The statement divided into two Instagram posts on Tuesday, July 26 revealed that Cheruto was involved in the accident alongside her partner due to bad weather they had encountered on their way home.
She opted to keep news of her pregnancy journey under the wraps but felt urged to share details of the accident, including the abdominal pains she had suffered as an effect of it.
Collage image of a pregnant Vanessa Chettle. /VANESSA CHERUTO
"I'd like to share some of my pics from a journey I started this year but sadly did not get to finish like I hoped.. yeah I was pregnant, just didn't announce it publicly.
"A few days ago though, my partner and I encountered a motorcycle accident that we didn't think was that serious, the weather was bad so we headed home. As I was making breakfast the next day, I started having sharp abdominal pains and in less than an hour I was bleeding in the bathroom screaming and waiting for an ambulance..sigh," she wrote.
Cheruto further noted that she gave birth to her daughter at barely six months old while she was waiting for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.
The miracle that she thought she had was quickly turning for the worse as she was admitted, and her daughter placed in an incubator.
"History repeats itself and I gave birth to my barely six months old baby girl right there! Another miracle that made it into this crazy world in a crazy way though she was perfect!
"The only problem is that she was too early and I was too weak. I held her so close, myself drifting n out of consciousness and finally, we made it to the hospital. I was going to name her Ayanna," she added.
While sharing a video she took while in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), she added that she was placed under medical care, with her family praying hard that she survived, which she did. Meanwhile, she was waiting patiently to see her daughter again.
"This was after leaving ICU once we arrived. I went into shock from all the blood loss and my baby was immediately put in an incubator, trust me that's not a sight for a fainthearted parent
"Still hooked to machines and deep into blood transfusions, I wasn't allowed to leave or move for 24 hours. My family didn't want to tell me anything either, they just wanted me to get "back to life," she added.
Cheruto was however heartbroken when seeing her, as she was in a worse condition than she was before being placed in an incubator. Unfortunately, her daughter did not survive after four days, leaving the former socialite heartbroken beyond repair.
She mourned her late daughter, treasuring the few days she got to be with her.
Here is the rest of her statement:
So I waited and waited and when I could finally see her I was broken. I prayed she would survive but she looked so frail and was so tiny.
And after four good days, my baby's lungs gave in...yes this is God's plan but it hurt so much. I've been through a lot but this surpasses it all.
I will always cherish those few days I got to be with her and the months I got to carry her. I don't know if I'll ever be ready to bring life into this world again but God will provide all the hope I need.
R.I.P my strong strong Ayann. Or as the doctors simply called you, Baby Vanessa.
Past collage image of Vanessa Chettle. /VANESSA CHERUTO