Mom Posts This Online One Year After Getting Bad News From Her Doctor

Mom Posts This Online One Year After Getting Bad News From Her Doctor

A mother received heartbreaking news about her unborn daughter. She was told that her child had a serious heart condition and wouldn’t make it out the womb. Nearly one year later, the Facebook page Love What Matters shared this story from the mother.

Love What Matters

I went in for an ultrasound and what we thought was going to be a day filled with happy tears and laughter, that day did not turn out as planned.

I was 12 weeks gestation when we were told something was wrong with my baby’s heart. I was told she will not survive. ‘You will miscarry.’ I left the office in tears and heart broken. My baby fought her way to 18 weeks as her heart beat slower and slower. With each new appointment seemed to come another diagnosis, another heartbreak and a waterfall of tears.
I was told ‘She’s going to be still born, Save yourself the pain.’

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if you come back next week, and have her still born.’ There was little to no hope for my baby.

Even the number #1 children’s hospital, had not seen a heart like hers. They have seen it separate, but not all together.

It was up to her to fight. The only thing we could do… was pray.

We continued to celebrate our baby’s life, no matter what odds were against her. We had a reveal party, a baby shower and even made a beautiful nursery.

In and out of heart failure, a heart rate of 40-50. Our baby girl, fought her way to 37 weeks!

On June 14th, I had her via C Section and she was taken straight to Boston Children’s Hospital.

6 days old, she had her first open heart surgery. July 21st we got to bring her home!

5 hospital stays since then, and a couple more diagnosis… but she is a fighter! Her name is, Clara Ray. 💕

She is a Miracle.

This is her seeing her first snow fall. She absolutely loved it.

I can’t explain the emotions we felt, as we watched that smile come across her face.

Pure. Joy.


God is great.

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