Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Jeana Keough is mourning the death of her infant grandson.
Her daughter, Kara Keough Bosworth, shared on Tuesday that her newborn son, McCoy, died shortly after his birth.
“On April 6th, our son McCoy Casey Bosworth was born at 3:10am,” she captioned a photo of his name on Instagram. “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.”
Shoulder dystocia is “a birth injury that happens when one or both of a baby’s shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s pelvis during labor, per March of Dimes and it is an “unpreventable and unpredictable obstetric emergency,” according to the National Library of Medicine.
Kara, 32, and her husband Kyle Bosworth, 33, married in 2014 and are parents to 4-year-old daughter Decker. She revealed her pregnancy in November with a photoshoot
She continued, “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.”