Kara Keough Bosworth and husband, Keough Bosworth, 31, shared a heart-wrenching tribute to their kiddos — which involved planning to remind her daughter, Decker Kate, about their late son, McCoy Casey.
The pair lost their newborn son McCoy Casey the same day he arrived into the world just last month.
“McCoy’s Big Sister,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a smiling photo of her 4-year-old in the pool. “I promise that this girl will hear about her baby brother. She will love him. She will miss him.”
“When people ask how many kids I have, she will hear an answer that includes McCoy. She’ll hear me wishing him a ‘goodnight’ and saying ‘I love you’ when I tuck her in,” continued Keough Bosworth, who is the daughter of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Jeana Keough.
She added, “He was here. He mattered.”
McCoy arrived on April 6, weighed 11 lbs., 4 oz. He suffered shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord during his birth, and was then transferred to a hospital, where his heart started beating again after 45 minutes of chest compressions, Keough Bosworth revealed to Good Morning America.
However, the Bravo star soon found out that her son had “extremely suppressed” brain activity, and was unlikely to recover.
And while making McCoy a part of her everyday life may “hurt” for a while, or “maybe forever,” the mother shared how “saying his name will always make my heart leap for joy.”
“I’m gonna keep saying his name for the rest of my life, and maybe eventually people won’t cringe when they hear it,” she wrote.
“Saying my angel baby’s name doesn’t make me uncomfortable; it makes others uncomfortable to hear it. That’s okay. I’ve always made others uncomfortable with the things I say — that’s just me.”
“For the others walking this path with me, I see you,” Keough Bosworth continued. “I, too, am doodling my baby’s name. I’m writing it over and over again, loving it just as much as I did when I pictured it scrawled across homework, artwork and jerseys. Loving it even more for having met the boy for whom it was intended.”
“I will always be Decker & McCoy’s mama,” she wrote, “For as long as I’m living, my babies they’ll be.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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