A Victory!

The mother that I mentioned in my previous post has NOT terminated her pregnancy!!!

Both she and her husband decided to demand another level II ultrasound from their new doctor and the results were not the same as the ones they were given the first time.  The baby’s spine is not completely open, just the lower sacral-lumbar region (this can be surgically corrected).  The baby has one extra finger on one hand and one extra toe on one foot, not the mish mash of extra digits they were told the first time.  The new technician said that the baby’s gender is ambiguous, this does not mean that the baby has both sets of gender organs-it basically means that they couldn’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl.  This is a far cry from the information they were given by the first set of doctors and techs.

This is good, very good news.  They were told that they are still dealing with either trisomy 12, trisomy 18 or triplody.  The docs are still leaning toward triplody but this can be determined by an amniocentisis test, which they agreed to immediately.  They’ll be getting the results within the next few days.  They are also overjoyed to be able to continue the pregnancy and welcome their new baby into their family.  They know that there will be challenges, but there will also be a baby to hold and love and nurture.

I was thinking today that this is one small victory for the pro-life side.  Then I reminded myself that all pro-life victories are small. . .generally averaging 8 lbs or less :).  So today I am enjoying the sweet victory of prayer and praising God for another wonderful miracle.  Hoping your day is blessed too!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. everyeachlife
    Apr 15, 2010 @ 19:30:49

    I’m so happy to read this! A small victory!


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