“My baby was having seizures in utero and doctors believe there was a problem with the placenta,” she told People magazine at the time. “Little people pregnancies are high risk and being pregnant with a little person is even more dangerous. JJ wasn’t receiving enough oxygen and he was born with blood around his brain.”
Unfortunately, the newborn did not survive and passed away three months later.
“I fought for his life – I demanded that he have multiple tests run. I wanted to be sure that I did everything in my power to save him and keep him,” she added. “If he would’ve been average height, this would’ve still happened. Everything was due to his brain damage.”
Emily also shared a touching tribute on Instagram, alongside a photo of JJ with his father.
“The gates of heaven welcomed their sweetest angel tonight. You were loved beyond words and I will miss you every second of every day my king,” wrote on Instagram. “I know you will rest easy and look down us watching over your sisters. RIP Lontel Jahnar Johnson Jr.”