Hey folks, one of my fellow contributors to IGNITUM TODAY just learned that his 17 week old, unborn child has Spina Bifida. This is their first child and they are praying for a miracle. Would you please join me in saying a prayer for their little Maria Isabella?
We just found out that our precious baby girl (now 17 weeks in the womb), Maria Isabella, has Spina Bifida. In the specific case of our precious princess, a part of her back never fully closed-up while she was in her earliest stages of development. This means that there is a small hole towards the bottom of her back which has exposed the spinal cord and also exposes her to danger from the amniotic fluids which can affect the brain as well as her nerves in the cord itself.
As of right now, we are praying for the opportunity to see a specialist in Philadelphia at CHOP, (Children’s Hospital of Philly) one out of 3 other sites in the USA where this surgery is done well.
We don't know much more right now about what the next steps are....and trust me, we've been researching it for days....we are trusting in God and praying for a miracle.....but even more than that, praying that His Will be done in all of our lives. We feel so blessed to have been given such a gift from God….she has surely already begun sanctifying all of us….and SO MANY people are already praying for her.
I am a lurker around here, but likely your friend is hoping to see Dr. Adzick at CHOP. He is the surgeon who developed the in utero surgey for Spina Bifida. He is my daughter's surgeon (my daughter had an annular pancreas surgically corrected when she was 14m). Please let them know that he is just wonderful and amazing and that his staff is also wonderful. We adore them and especially Dr. AdzickReplyDelete