In 1947, my grandparents Nissim and Luna Hiki immigrated to the country (pre-Israel Palestine) with their six children. In 1949, my grandmother gave birth to a baby in Carmel Hospital; she managed to nurse him, while hospitalized, for about 3 days, during which the baby was breatfed and looked perfectly healthy. On the day my grandfather came to pick my grandmother and the baby up, they were told that the baby had died.
As a result, my grandmother went into shock and lost consciousness. After a month of hospitalization in Carmel, it was decided to transfer her to Rambam Hospital for further treatment. In total, she stayed in this condition for about 4 months and was then released to her home.
No document was received regarding the baby. After this incident, 2 more daughters were born. My grandmother opted to give birth to them at home for fear that the story would repeat itself. My aunt tried to trace the chain of events several years ago but to no avail. Details could not be retrieved. My grandmother died prematurely in 1963; she was 54 years old.
On the day my grandfather came to pick my grandmother and the baby up, they were told that the baby had died.
As a result, my grandmother went into shock and lost consciousness.