Oh my god. Yesterday our office "den mother," a woman I really trust and respect and like, was out for the day because her daughter finally had her baby, a boy.
This morning, while nursing, the daughter died.
Not even 12 hours old and that baby just lost its mother and my co-worker lost her daughter. I thought she had it bad because she divorced her husband of 10 years earlier this year, was recently told she'd have to have surgery for carpal tunnel, and is in the middle of selling her house. The only blessings in her life were that her daughter just got married over the summer, and was having her beautiful grandson.
And now she's gone.
Life so fucking sucks sometimes.
I'm going to make every effort to get her contact info so I can do something for her since tomorrow's my last day, so I'll likely never see her again. I feel so bad for her. I can't even begin to imagine what she's going through right now. God, at least my father had lived a long, full life - this girl was in her 20's and just starting her life. So amazingly sad.
Edited to add: Found out the baby was born around 3:00 a.m. and she died around 11:00 a.m.