“Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. I’ve cried reading the expression of generosity and warmth from everyone,” the reality star, 28, told Us. “I’m out of ICU at Mission Viejo Hospital. I cannot thank the medical staff here enough for not giving up on me.”
The Bachelor alum went on to thank her family, including her dad, soap star Lorenzo Lamas, and her husband, Nik Richie. “Thank you to my father and his wife, my mother, my sisters, my grandmother and New York family, my husband’s family, and to my husband for never leaving my side,” she said. “Nik, your strength can never be measured. I love you.”
She went on to encourage her fans to donate blood, and also paid tribute to the son she lost during emergency surgery. “To everyone out there, please donate blood. You can save a life like mine. In loving memory of my son, Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.”
The grieving couple – who are parents to 2-year-old daughter Press – decided to name their baby boy after his death earlier this month.
“You saved your mother’s life with your passing and I will never forget how much this means to me, R.J.,” Richie wrote in a touching letter to his late son. “In family, we sacrifice for each other. You gave your life for us. You showed me how to love. I need you to know that I held you, spoke to you, kissed you and that you’ll be remembered. You are perfect,” he continued. “You will always be my son. I’m proud of you, always. I love you, Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.”