Mom: ‘I wish we’d known’ when baby boy’s death caused panic in Midwest
A Wisconsin mom said she was relieved to know the baby boy she named “Kai” died after an accidental drug overdose.
Amber Lee O’Donnell, whose son Kai died after overdosing on an accidental mix of the powerful opioid fentanyl, said she wishes she could have known what her son’s life would have been like.
Her family was worried about the impact of the fentanyl epidemic on their lives.
“It was really hard to tell your kids that this is how you are going to die,” she said.
“It was a very hard thing to tell them.”
Kai was born in January, and he died a few days later at the age of 3.
His mother, who said she did not know the circumstances of his death, said it was very sad that her son died, but that she did everything in her power to prevent it.
“Kai did a lot of things that I wish I could have done, I really do,” O’Connell said.
“I wish I would have had some way of telling my children that.
If I could go back and tell them that he died and it was just accidental.
I really wish I did that, and I hope it would have worked.”
He would have loved to be a firefighter, he was a trooper.””
He had a big heart and he was just so loving.
He would have loved to be a firefighter, he was a trooper.”
O’Donnell’s husband, Daniel, said he knew what was going on with her son, and that she had tried to give him the best life she could.
“You always feel like you’re in your child’s life,” he said.
O’Brien said she thought she would never be able to give Kai the best of life, but she never expected that the drug could take his life.
“There was a lot going on in my life and I didn’t really understand it,” she added.
“I just didn’t know.
That’s when I really learned to trust the doctors and the nurses.
I thought, oh, it’s just a drug.”
Overnight, O’Keefe said she had a change of heart and realized that her efforts to make Kai’s death a blessing were no longer working.
“The last thing I wanted to do was to lose my son and I don’t want that to happen again,” she told CNN.
But we’re still going to make this happen.”