The birth of a baby is supposed to be a happy affair. Sadly, Real Housewives of Orange County alum Kara Keough has suffered devastation. She took to social media shortly after the birth of her son, McCoy Cosey Bosworth, to share that he had passed away from complications.
Entertainment Tonight shared the news, explaining that the newborn had suffered from shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord during the birth. This is everything that Keough explained in an Instagram post. Rather than hide away from the truth, she’s putting it on social media to help others who have also been through the loss. This is also her chance to send a message of thanks to a special team at the hospital.
Birth, Loss, and Donation
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared that her son was born on Apr. 6. She only has great words to share about her boy, a fighter who may be gone but is definitely not going to be forgotten. Of course, he will live on in the hearts of all who loved him, even if they didn’t get to know his full personality. That’s not the only way he will live on.
After his death, Keough and her husband Kyle Bosworth opted to donate his organs. This gives him a chance to live on through others, while also helping to save the lives of others. His death can mean something, and his legacy will shine through. Kara’s message on Instagram included thanks to the organ donation team.
Many friends and fans have taken to Instagram to share their condolences through the post.
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On April 6th, our son McCoy Casey Bosworth was born at 3:10am. Weighing in at 11 pounds and 4 ounces and spanning 21 inches, McCoy surprised us all with his size and strength (and overall perfection). During the course of his birth, he experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord. He joined our Heavenly Father and will live forever in the hearts of his loving parents, his adoring sister, and those that received his life-saving gifts. I wrote this for the organ/tissue procurement team to read out in his honor: “Tonight, we join together to honor this little savior’s gifts of life. Through him, may others find new hope and profound healing… and may he live again through them. May his legacy shine in the form of lifetimes aplenty – lives filled with laughter, compassion, energy, love, and most of all gratitude. May it be said that McCoy Casey Bosworth left this world in a better place, for a better place…. that he made an impact… that he was an answered prayer… that he was a hero. May angels lead him in. Thank you, McCoy.” ——————————————— And Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:20 Until we see you again… We love you, McCoy.
Real Housewives of Orange County Community Comes Together
While Keough hasn’t been on the show since her mom, Jeana Keough, left in Season 8, the entire community has come together to offer support. Many of them shared their condolences through the Instagram post. Others sent their love and prayers directly. Real Housewives host, Andy Cohen, has sent love and prayers, according to Bravo TV.
Kara’s brother, Shane, also shared with the loss. He used some of the words that his sister had put on Instagram with a photo of the crib that baby McCoy would have slept in.
The loss is heartbreaking for the family. Four weeks earlier, Keough shared an Instagram photo of her and two friends all expecting babies within the next three months. Kara has not taken that post down, possibly focusing on the love and positivity for her friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Real Housewives of Orange County alum and her family.
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