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Death is the most beautiful adventure in life.Charles Frohman


If I were going to sum up Calypso's life I could do it in a few but powerful words. A short life that spanned the sea. Calypso Paikea Rhyder, her very name came from the sea. She was my ocean baby. Only 3 weeks and 2 days she spent with us, but her name has touched thousands of hearts and has rested on hundreds of seashores. Some day I'll see her again, but in the meantime I pray Calypso's name continues to touch on different shores and land on different hearts.


The above is a portrait done of how Calypso would look now at 9 1/2 years old. Look how beautiful she is. Such a gorgeous young lady. This is honestly how I picture her so seeing it in a portrait is so amazing to me. I will be framing her portraits and putting them on the wall as soon as I recieve them in the mail.

The portrait below is Calypso born full term with her eyes open. It's equally as beautiful and both together too my breath away and made me cry good tears.



Calypso died at 23 days of age from renal failure that was a direct complication of an intestinal infection called NEC. NEC stands for Necrotizing Enterocolitis. NEC is an infection that kills the lining of the small intestines and renders it completely useless and dead. However NEC can spread to other areas and cause body wide issues. Calypso fought for 2 weeks against the NEC and against Renal Failure. We found out the day before she died that the NEC was gone but it was too late.

As many as 40% of babies who get NEC die of it. That's a crazy high amount especially for an infection that they don't even know the cause of. Hopefully someday they'll figure out what exactly causes NEC and can erradicate it.





If you would like your child added to Calypso's Angel Friends page please just click the 'Click here to contact the creator of this website' link over on the left hand side at the bottom of the bar. I'd be so happy to add your angel no matter their age. Periodically I go through and leave candles for every angel on my list.

 




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JOAN, ROBERT WALTON'S SISTER GOD PLEASE GIVE THIS FAMILY YOUR LOVE & COMFORT XO July 7, 2014
 
JOAN~ROBERT WALTON'S SISTER A CHILD IS A GIFT FROM GOD, GB THIS CHILD July 7, 2014
 
Jane Just a friend July 7, 2014
 
If there is one thing that I remember about 7-7-07, it is the sad news of Calypso passing.  I kept up with her updates and I thought she was going to make it.  Instead, she "made" angel wings so she could fly.
Rains Mommy Beach ♥ March 9, 2014
 
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Here it really is :)