Saturday, April 26, 2008

Joshua's Story

This is mainly for those of you who don't know already. I have a 10 month old baby boy who is my little miracle baby. I had a very healthy pregnancy and have never had any complications. At the end of my pregnancy I had a placental abruption and had to be rushed to the ER. I had to have an emergency C-section because of so much blood loss and my baby's heart rate dropped to about 60. When he was born they needed to resuscitate him and I was told he was basically lifeless. I was also told if it had only been 5 more minutes, both of us would have died.
He was then placed on a ventilator for about a 1 1/2 week. During that week I was told he probably would not make it and we'd have to turn the ventilator off and let God's will be done (at this time he was not breathing on his own & did not have a stable breathing pattern). So many people prayed and I am so so so greatful for you guys! I get so emotional just thinking about it. It was such a blessing to see all sorts of denominations and all types of backgrounds coming together to pray for our baby. Believe me, if it weren't for the prayers Tony and I would not have had the strength. Don't get me wrong, there were many moments we had to break down and just crumble before the Lord. Then we would shake it off and go full force with our faith. GOD IS GOOD!!
WEll, I can go on and on..
At the moment we are dealing with certain health issues because of the lack of oxygen at birth. This is simply something that happened not something he was born with(just to clarify for some of you).
I strongly believe God is in control of it all and has a great Plan for his life. This is only the beginning of the healing process and am believing that it may take some time. We continue to see God's healing hand upon our precious baby. I am very determined to help him become the best he can be and reach his maximum developmental potential. Continue to keep us in your prayers.