The Youngest J Part 1

Baby J today

Baby J today

The baby of the family was born with cerebral palsy. He was premature and when he was born 7 weeks early  he weighed in at 6lbs 3oz .  I was assured I could take him home within that week, that was not to be. During the evening he started to experience seizures and they said his odds on surviving were a 50/50 shot and not to hold to the good 50% . I called my husband and my sister in law was notified and she had her church praying. (At this point I had committed my life to The Lord but was not following him as I should have been). The morning brought a team from the Stollery Children’s Hospital to transport him to their hospital. When we arrived there a few minutes later he was hooked up to all kinds of machines . About a day later we were informed that he had brain bleeds and the odds of someone at 7 weeks preemie developing them were 5%. I thought he was dying but the specialist assured me that was not the case but he ran through scenarios of what could develop  including cp. He also had a few calcium burns from an injection which they had given him. One was on a delicate area but it disappeared Praise God.   The other was on his backside and they had to perform surgery to remove the burnt tissue. He stayed a total of 17 days in the hospital during that time I stayed at the Ronald Mcdonald house. That organization is a blessing to families whom otherwise would have hardship with accommodations.I was only allowed to bring him home when I showed that I could change his dressing effectively.  

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