Denyque Dontre’s near-death delivery brings hope on World Health Day
Denyque Dontre Mullings and her newborn Dylann Drew Mullings in the operating room. (Photos: via Instagram/@thedenyque)
Rock songbird Denyque Dontre has bravely shared a bittersweet recount of an obstetric emergency that almost cost her her life.
Four weeks after the arrival of baby Dylann Drew, Dontre shared flashbacks of what she describes as “one of the most overwhelming things that has ever happened in my life”.
The doting wife and mother-of-two (who also has 20-month-old first-born son named Connor Dash Mullings) shared a heartbreaking message on IG with post-op images of herself and baby Dylann Drew Mullings, her daughter and second child, in the operating room.
Though it was somewhat difficult to share her experience and expose her vulnerability with her over 355,000 followers on Instagram, Dontre believed her was a message “that needed to be heard”.
“So many people that were fearful of speaking up for themselves or sharing their own stories are doing so now, and I’m so happy that I’ve inspired that,” she told Loop News.
The IG message started...
4 Mondays ago on March 9, 2020 my daughter drew her first breath & I almost took my last.
Placenta Accreta (when the placenta embeds itself into the uterus wall). I lost 4.8L of blood. What was supposed to be a regular degular C-section, quickly turned into a Caesarian Hysterectomy. In order to save my life, my uterus/womb had to be removed.
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4 Mondays ago on March 9, 2020 my daughter drew her first breath & I almost took my last. Placenta Accreta (when the placenta embeds itself into the uterus wall). I lost 4.8L of blood. What was supposed to be a regular degular C-section, quickly turned into a Caesarian Hysterectomy. In order to save my life, my uterus/womb had to be removed. Through it all though, I felt Safe.. (Raphael). I felt Protected.. (Michael). I felt an inexplicable calm.. (Uriel). GOD. I had THE Dream Team in that OR & I trusted them with every moving moment. I remember hearing Dennis (best anesthesiologist ever) repeatedly saying.. 'She's a champ.. she's got this'. I remember I was still laughing and having conversation til they brought Careem in the room and I burst into tears the minute I saw him - clearly my kryptonite 😩. I can't remember everyone's names but MASSIVE Love to Dr. Fig!! 🙌🏽 Jaime, Dennis, Brittney, Cyrus, Roxann, All the Residents, Any other Doctor I missed, All the Nurses, The Nursery Squad, My OB Daryl.. a resounding Thank You So Fxcking Much ♥️ & God Bless Y'all Forever. They say Last Monday was International Doctor's Day, but We celebrate y'all EVERY Day. Gratitude on 100 Million! I never share my personal experiences in a public space, but I felt moved to this time. This was God & his Universe in motion & I am so thankFULL to be here today.. to continue to share this space with You, to have my incredible husband, my two children, my unbreakable Family & the greatest friends. Would you believe that just hours before my mentors (@tahnida @christinehaberministries) prayed Psalm 23 over me? Whewww. God. Heroes, help me officially welcome.. our daughter.. #MyGirl: Dylann Drew Mullings • 3/9/20 • 8lbs 5oz • 19 inches @dylanndrewm #Thankful #faithFULL #ForeverGrateful #Blessed #WhatATimeToBeAlive 🙏🏽♦️
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When asked about the days following the surgery and her recovery process, Dontre stated: “It was definitely rougher than my C-section with Connor because I also had a hysterectomy [with Connor], so it was like two major surgeries in one…”
Dontre had undergone her second Caesarian Section and her first Caesarian Hysterectomy following the birth of baby Dylann.
She continued “…the recovery has been awesome, I still have discomfort here and there but overall I’m pretty good. I can run up and down with the kids – well, with the kid, one of them can’t run quite yet,” she said jokingly.
Plus, Loop News is pleased to confirm that Denyque is well today and back in business. She is slated to perform on the Gustazos Live Performance collab this Good Friday via IG pages @gustazos.jamaica and @thedenyque.
Stay tuned to find out how the incident affected and impacted Denyque’s hubby Careem Mullings.