Move! reader shares how her baby daddy left her to bury their son alone when he passed away
IMET a guy who seemed decent, loving and caring at the age of 16. I met him in October 2015 and we started dating. We had sex in November that year. This was my first time and I fell pregnant. My mother was so furious when I eventually gathered the courage to tell her about the pregnancy.
BEING IN HOSPITAL
On 16 August 2016, I gave birth to a baby boy but he got very sick and we had to spend three months in hospital. During that time, my baby daddy changed and became someone I didn’t recognise.
He found a new girlfriend, dumped me and started calling me names. He said I was a fool for leaving school to take care of our son. He said he wanted to date someone educated.
I was deeply hurt because he continued with his life while I had to drop out of school to take care of our sick son.
LOSING MY SON
Our son was discharged from hospital on 25 November 2016. After that, he went in and out of hospital because he wasn’t getting any better. On 8 January 2017, my baby passed away. Instead of being supportive, my baby daddy accused me of killing the baby so that my family could get money from a life cover insurance.
This hurt me so much because it was not true. I buried my child without any help from my baby daddy or his family. Although it was very difficult for me, I decided to go back to school after the death of my child. I repeated Grade 11 and passed. I am now waiting for my matric results. I haven’t heard from my ex-boyfriend since the funeral and I’ve learnt to put myself first and focus on empowering myself through education. * Not her real name
I BURIED MY CHILD WITHOUT ANY HELP FROM MY BABY DADDY