Well as a baby Leah was one of the best. Like her older brother Michael she was strong a good eater and slept through the night very early on. Leah loved music and all the little infant toys she could reach. God a fast learner and she grew fast. Again just like her brother, when she was a toddler she hated going barefoot in the grass. Really funny. But what a beauty. She loved going outside though, almost everyday I would put her and her brother in the little wagon we had and walk them…Continue
Added by thomas piteo on June 2, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Sorry I have not been back until now. After my last post I suffered a pretty sever breakdown. My wife Carol thought that she was going to have to bury me along with Leah. Leah's death that horrible day in April 2011 really ripped my sense of security to shreds. Then having all the holidays come up that Leah loved; Halloween, Christmas, New Years, that was almost to much to handle. Only because I am so much like Leah or she was so much like me.
Carol and I knew that mental illness ran on…
As I remember it the day that leah was born was a bright sunny spring day. Carol and I lived in Westerville Ohio at the time, so we went to the local hospital Mount Carmel St. Ann's for her birth. What a difference from when her brother Michael was born at Grant medical in downtown Columbus. The doctors and nurses were very kind and attentive at St. Ann's not that they were not at Grant but they were very busy. So busy that Carol was unable to get an epidural. Well at St. Ann's that…Continue
Added by thomas piteo on October 19, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments
This is Leah my second child of three. She would have been seventeen on May 22, 2011 but her life ended to early due to mental illness. My other two children Michael and Elena have been wonderful they have supported me when I really needed it. My wife Carol has been the foundation and backbone of our family since losing Leah. I on the other hand have been pretty much a basket case. Suffering from PTSD from finding Leah and the immense guilt of feeling responsible for loosing her, a…Continue
Added by thomas piteo on October 10, 2011 at 1:22am — No Comments