Man welcomes his newborn son while saying goodbye to his highschool sweetheartBy Mason White 5:00 AM February 14, 2014
|Dylan and Robyn Benson|
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) It was a bittersweet day for a man, who welcomed his newborn son into the world.
At the same time, he had to say goodbye to his wife, knowing he will never see or touch his beloved high school sweetheart again.
Just hours after the baby was born, doctors turned off her life support, and Robyn Benson was no longer alive.
Robyn Benson became brain dead when she was 22 weeks pregnant. Her husband Dylan, decided to keep her alive until she gives birth to their son.
Baby Iver was born weighing two pounds and thirteen ounces. He was placed in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit where he will likely spend the next eight weeks.
Dylan said that his baby has red hair like her mother.
As we reported earlier, a newlywed couple was looking forward to the birth of their first child.
The Canadians were high school sweethearts and were very much looking forward to starting their family.
However, tragedy struck when Robyn Benson of Victoria, suffered a brain hemorrhage.
Benson was 22 weeks pregnant when she began complaining of a headache.
Her husband, Dylan, went to the store to get pain reliever for her, but when he returned home, he found his wife stumped over and unconscious in the bathroom.
She was taken to the hospital, but there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.
She was declared brain dead.
Now, doctors are trying to keep her body alive for at least seven weeks, and they hope to deliver a healthy baby boy via cesarean section.
“On one hand , I cannot wait to meet my son. However, I know that it will be time to say goodbye to Robyn,” Benson said.