I cannot even contain the tears.
A dear client and friend of mine just received the most devastating news a woman can receive after years and years of IF.
She is 20 weeks pregnant after 6 plus years of infertility. They were misdiagnosed for years, pushed countless times to do ivf which she refused and last year they finally got pregnant to miscarry at 7 weeks after a lap in Omaha.
She trusted Napro completely from the very beinning with no system here, nor any success cases she knew of. Only that she felt it was the Truth.
They went back to PPIV late last year and had an ovarian wedge resection and got pregnant this March.
They were fearful, but finally announced it to the world a few weeks ago. They are a couple that have long inspired me and in times of darkness have recharged me to keep working to help bring this here.
Today very early O receive an email from her. The baby has been diagnosed with a devastating birth defect. Its called bilateral renal agenesis. This means the baby has no kidneys, there is low amniotic fluid and its lungs will not develop. He will mostly die a few hours after birth.
They have been sent from doctor to doctor and the only doctor that has confirmed the diagnosis asked her to induce. This means abortion and she is refusing.
We are scrambling now to have a bioethicist look at the case, waiting for advice from dr H, calling all prolife doctors we know to have a second opinion. With such limited local resources this is three times worse.
There is no support system for cases like this and most doctors will push her to do the unthinkable.
Its at times like this that is so clear that we are so alone here and we need to continue to fight to bring this here.
We need all the prayers we can get for this baby (He is called Francisco after St. Francis of Assis and his father), for his brave mother fighting a horrible culture of death, that we find the help that we need for them.
Please if you can spare a prayer it is really needed at this time.
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