It’s heartbreaking that Saab Magalona and husband Jim Bacarro lost one of their twins.
She wrote about it in measured words in a recent blog post: “On February 8, we lost our baby girl.”
The musician-blogger revealed that she was in and out of the hospital last month. While she did not reveal what exactly happened to their daughter, she said their son is still in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“The doctors initially said he was in critical condition. He has fought through so many complications and had to undergo surgery and is thankfully doing much better today. So many things happened in the last month. There are so many people we could blame and be angry with, but each time we hold our boy, we think otherwise. He’s been fighting to be part of this world and it’s our responsibility to make it one that is forgiving — one that tries to see the best in other people,” she added.
Saab initially kept silent about it as she was in denial. Amid the tragedy, she thanks God for helping them deal with the pain and “lifting the anger” from their hearts.
“We are taking it one day at a time, focusing on all the good things we are blessed with. I am still alive, I have a strong and loving husband, and God has shown us so many miracles through our little boy.”
She took the opportunity to pay tribute to their daughter, whom she described as “beautiful.”
“Publishing this means that this whole thing is real but I can’t keep her a secret for much longer. I need to honor her. She was such a beautiful girl and we believe she gave her life for me and her twin brother,” she said.
Saab thanks everyone for their prayers and support and asked to continuously pray for them. She believes her late father and music icon Francis Magalona is looking after them.
“Despite this tragedy, we have encountered so many heroes and kind people. We are thankful for family, for the doctors and nurses in the NICU, ICU and maternity ward, for the other babies and parents in the NICU that inspire us, for the strangers that smile at us. If you look hard enough, this doesn’t have to be such a scary world after all. I know we’ll make it through,” she said.