Prince's ex-wife is sharing new details about the pair's relationship in her new memoir, including how the two first met with and the night that the singer took her virginity.
The fusion of bones in the hands and feet causing a webbed or pawlike appearance.'The absence of an anus, indicating life-threatening abnormalities in the colon and bowels.'Garcia goes on to write: 'I learned all this later.
But in that first moment I couldn't understand what I was seeing.'That is why Prince has a look of 'terror' when he saw the boy, whose arrival he had been eagerly planning for the in the months before his birth.
I have to go."'The young mother was all alone.'Days passed into darkness,' writes Garcia.
She writes about the impact losing Amiir had on Prince too, saying it was one of the most difficult moments in her ex-husband's life.'I don’t think he ever got over it,' writes Garcia.'I don’t know how anybody can get over it.
'Our son's ashes were brought to the house in an urn, writes Garcia.'I don't know how long I lay in bed with Amiir's ashes.
The next day - or maybe it was a week later or in another lifetime - my husband came to me and said "I can't be here.
Because there were no lids to blink, his eyes looked startled and dry.'Garcia then writes: 'I caught hold of his tiny hand, saying over and over, "Mama loves you, Mama’s here."'That was one of the few times she was able to hold and speak to her baby, who never left the hospital and immediately began to undergo operations and procedures to try and prolong his life. Every day something went wrong,' writes Garcia.'After six days, he was struggling to breathe and I said to the doctor, "He’s not leaving here, is he?
Amiir was still struggling to breath writes Garcia, and nothing seemed to be working to help his condition.'They'd sewn his eyes shut. "'One doctor eventually recommended a tracheotomy for the boy to help him breathe.'He explained that if we didn't allow him to insert this permanent pipe in Amiir's throat, we were making the choice to let him go, and the more her talked the more hysterical I got,' writes Garcia.
She gave birth to their son eight months later, who has also been referred to as Boy Gregory Nelson.
The baby was born a month premature, but Garcia said she had a relatively smooth pregnancy at the beginning until she began to bleed one day, at which point an amniocentesis was recommended by her doctor to test for genetic abnormalities in the baby.
The singer was a firm believer in the power of prayer and religion, having maintained throughout his life that an angel cured him of epilepsy when he was a child.