A grieving mother has captured her toddler son's heartbreak as he comes to term with the death of his baby brother. Sheryl Blanksby, from Western Australia, and her husband Jon recently made headlines around the world after sharing a post showing her eldest son William trying to comfort his brother Thomas when he was crying. "Big brother is here, everything is okay," he was heard saying to his brother. Last week, Sheryl took to Instagram to share an emotional post as she announced her youngest son has died at five months. "It is with immense sadness that we share, our #littlewarriorthomas grew his angel wings yesterday night, 8th of May 2017 at 730pm," she wrote.
"He was surrounded by family and right next to his mummy and daddy when he passed away. He fought the good fight especially when he was only expected to live for only short amount of weeks after his diagnosis." The heartbroken mother also revealed that the date of Thomas' death was the same day she miscarried his older sibling two years ago. She added: "His baby sibling who we miscarried before him that had the same due date was also taken away from us the same date 2 years ago and they are now together with our loved ones who are looking down upon us. He's no longer in pain is our only consolation. We miss him so much everything hurts. Thank for all your kindness and support the last few months."
In a later post, Sheryl shared three-year-old William's upsetting reaction as he struggled to understand where little Thomas went. "Dear #littlewarriorthomas Your #superkuyawilliam was looking for you everywhere in the house today," she said in the caption. "He thought we were hiding you to surprise him. I told him you're in heaven now and he got worried that you will miss him so much. He was also worried that you will get wet from the rain. I told him to look up the sky and say hi to you and to watch out for signs when you say hello back. We miss you so much darling boy. Love you always your mummy, daddy and Kuya." Thomas diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer at just six weeks old, and doctors had given him just weeks to live. Sheryl and her husband Jon documented their son's brave journey on social media, sharing precious family pictures.