My son Manny and his wife Jen are carrying a child that has know brain according to doctors and level 2 ultrasound. Today was the 3 D ultrasouns and it is a girl... Madeline Margret ... and she looks like my son. My daughter in law Jen has been hit with " why don't you have an abortion"... the child is damage and will have not life, no function...etc. She is not Catholic but she stood strong after the frist heart beat. Nope she said, it is my child and God's more or less. It has a souls... a heartbeat and a single DNA pattern belonging only to her. My three grandchildren went today. They were excited... even though they know she might die now or later. My son is right... children need to experience life in order to accept life. Life begins with birth... and ends with death and it is not a bad thing to know ...it is not a bad thing. Life is a gift but so is death... the ultrimate goal is Heaven... Awesome place. I was exposed with life and sickness and death young. My grandmother, uncles... siblings my 8 yr old brother. I have a better acceptance of the process and end... because it begina a new life. Jen is acceptance of God's will and is in love with this baby. We would love to see the scientist are proven wrong again. But prayers for God's will and grace to carry everyone . Thank you and may God keep you close to HIS heart alway.
I am sending hugs. There is always hope. I was going to share a few stories about just such a situation that had very different outcomes and then decided that perhaps they wouldn't be helpful. (I can talk a lot). I believe your son and daughter are giving little Madeline a gift by bringing her into the world and that she in turn is a gift beyond measure to all of you. Whether she is here for only a few short minutes or for a very long time, she will bring many joys and blessings with her. They are also giving themselves a gift that they may not realize for some time to come. I honestly believe the two most important gifts a person can share with another are to be there at their birth and to be there at their death. I am praying for little Madeline and for Jen and your son and grandchildren and you and sending you all my love. May Our Lord keep all of you in the palm of his hand. Lauren
Prayers of course.
And perhaps suggest this blog: http://babyfaithhope.blogspot
There are varying degrees of this condition, have hope, this child may survive long enough to have time with family.