Boston Charles Forbes
07/18/2019 - 08/18/2019
Our sweet baby, Boston Charles Forbes, became our angel on August 18, 2019. He joined our family on July 18. His short month with us was spent in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NBICU) at the University Hospital where he was cared for by a staff of amazing people. Boston was trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome). Shortly after his birth he was diagnosed with chylothorax. This means he had leaks from his lymphatic system into his pleural spaces (spaces next to the lungs). He underwent many medical procedures and was given medications to help combat these leaks and the associated complications that arose. The NBICU staff tried all of the therapies known to be effective in treating this condition. When his body didn’t respond, and with all effective treatments exhausted, we chose to put him on palliative care to make sure he was comfortable and not in pain. He passed away in our arms while we expressed to him our eternal love. We’re grateful for the time we got with him, and we know we are a forever family. We were told by the NBICU staff that Boston was not only really good at producing chyle, but he was also really good at capturing everyone’s heart.
He is survived by his parents, Lynn Forbes and Rachelle Hatch, his brother Pace Forbes, and his Grandma Eva Deane Forbes, Grandpa Harvey Hatch, Grandma Sharon Hatch, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his Grandpa Charles Forbes and cousin Justin Ynchausti.
There will be a graveside service at noon at the Larkin Sunset Lawn cemetery preceded by a closed casket viewing for friends and family from 11:00 until noon. We want to express our gratitude to the NBICU staff for treating Boston with expert care and love and for the kindness we felt from them.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the University Hospital NBICU: https://healthcare.utah.edu/foundation/give.php. From the dropbox under “Project or Designation” select “NICU”.