02/20/2014 at 01:40 PM EST
Shayne Lamas, who was rushed to the hospital a week ago after a medical emergency
, wants to let everyone know she is doing better.
The former Bachelor
star was 16 weeks pregnant but lost her son after doctors found that she was bleeding internally around her uterus. Lamas, who has a daughter, Press, 2, with her husband, blogger Nik Richie, was in the intensive care unit for several days.
"Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers," the 28-year-old daughter of Lorenzo Lamas says in a statement. "I've cried reading the expression of generosity and warmth from everyone. I'm out of ICU at Mission Viejo Hospital. I cannot thank the medical staff here enough for not giving up on me."
"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 continued.
"Nik, your strength can never be measured. I love you. To everyone out there, please donate blood. You can save a life like mine. In loving memory of my son, Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie."