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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Prayer that heals

When my daughter was born, my husband and I said "No more kids". But she was only nine months when I got pregnant again with my son. I have to admit, I doubted  myself if I can do it.  I guess, my strong belief and faith in God has turned my doubts into a positive perspective.

On the second trimester of my pregnancy, my OB Gyne told me that my blood test result had abnormalities to it. She sent me to a specialist for Maternal Serum Screening (Quad Screen). It is a test designed to identify women who have a higher than average chance to have a baby with chromosome problem such as Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18 or an open neural tube defect like spina bifida.
The test is usually performed between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy and measures the levels of four substances that are made by the baby and the placenta and can be found in a mother's blood stream. But anyhow when the result came, it showed that I do not have an increased risk to have a baby with an open neural tube defect or Trisomy 18. However the result indicate that there is a chance to have a child with Down Syndrome.
The result of my tests had modified this chance to 1 in 118. Turning this numbers around there is a 117 in 118 or greater 99% chance that my baby does not have DS. The genetic Counsellor asked us if we would be willing to have a prenatal test called amniocentesis that is available to analyze the baby's chromosomes before birth. She said that amniocentesis carries a 1 in 200 or 0.5% risk for complications. Complications of the test can include bleeding, loss of amniotic fluid, infection and a 1 in 750 chance for miscarriage. She also discussed to us the last type of testing called Cystic Fibrosis
We said no to all of them. We stood firm that no matter what happen, he's still our baby and we want him born. Why risk of losing your baby if there still hope from up above? Me and my husband, our families and friends prayed together that our son will be alright. When he was born, he is perfectly fit. But then my son's pediatrician informed us that based from the result he made on him, our son might have a Thalassemia ( a group of genetic blood disorder)..
My OB Gyne told me that it is impossible that our son will have that kind of disorder because in order to have it, one of us parents would have to have it. And neither of us has it. So we didn't even bother to have our son check . What for? Our son is healthy and hey sometimes this professionals can be wrong too.

We are so happy to have him. When I look at my son now, I always say that we made the right decision. This kind of ordeal gave me so much stress and agonizing time but it made me strong and confident with my beliefs and instinct. Thanks to
HIS guidance!

45 travelers' comments:

Kerri said...

God is so good and it sounds like you are definitely blessed! you have such a lovely family.

faye said...

and now the cute baby is there.....

sunny said...

oh, pregnancy and childbearing is a form of crisis esp if you're thinking a lot of things...but i adore you Rose for turning out that phase into a wondeful experience of faith..Sometimes we really dont need to know alot, we just need to keep the faith!!! Cute kiddo!!! hi angel!

Cely said...

I have a friend that when she had her second baby, the doctors told her and the husband that the test showed the baby had abnormalities. They both went to counseling many times because her doctor suggested that she should abort the baby. But they both stood firm and never did she submit to the other tests being suggested. So the baby was born and is perfectly healthy and beautiful. She will be baptized tomorrow and me and hubby will be the godparents.

chubskulit said...

>Thank you so much Kerri! Yes, I agree, my family made my life complete indeed..

>Yeah Mads Fe and he is completely fine... Imagine if I took their advise, I might have lost my son.... ahhh making me sick to think about it..

>Yes, so true Sunny. When you become a mother, you just basically knew the things that you ought to do to take care of them.. I think God made women that way.

>Glad to hear that they did not abort the baby, as I have said on this post, professionals can sometimes be wrong because they just depend on the results of their tests which isn't 100% accurate. Better stick to our faith to God and He will do the rest..

Congratulations for being the godparents!

sissy said...

I have had the same issue with you too...I was very upset when they called me on the phone about the result of the test..I was crying when I called my hubby at work..thanks to God we did another test..and it turned out negative...and here's Akesha now..healthy!

rummuser said...

Your posts are always very interesting. Greater photographs. Very cute.

All the best.

Merlyn said...

God is just up there Rose, leave everything to Him and have Faith.

Kat said...

OMG! i wanna pinch his cheeks.. he's so adorable!!! :P

leslie said...

you made such a wise decision. i guess even though medical professionals are supposed to be experts in their fields, they're still human and vulnerable to make mistakes. congratulations.

iceah said...

truly Our Lord is a God of miracles c: am so happy for you sis so as for Joops c: mwa for little Joops

chubskulit said...

>God is great, that's for sure sis! Yeah, I got so emotional too when my husband first told me about it because my OB told him first. Good thing, its not what they anticipated it to be..

>I believe you Mommy Merlyn, salamat po!

>Hello rummuser,
thank you for the compliment.

>Hi Kat, you may pinch his cheeks but I don't think he'll like it lol!

>You're absolutely right Leslie. There are times when we need to just cling to our faith and believe in Him instead of listening to experts.

reanaclaire said...

Hi Chubs..u r really blessed with such a wonderful husband and adorable kids! Thank God for each great day...

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Hope u add me back..thanks!!

Margaret Cloud said...

You had God on your side all the way. I am glad everything turned out all right, he is a cute little guy. I bet you were stressed out and I am glad you and your husband made a good decision. Have a great week and thanks for coming by.

Laiza said...

Sometimes these tests can really put you to too much stress! Good thing you have strong Faith to back you up! And now you have a wonderful son. :)

Thanks for adding me on your blog list Rose. Take care friend and may God always bless your wonderful family.

shydub said...

Sus bakla magkasunod lng pala tayo, buti ka pa malaki na anak mo, parang nalampasan mo na ang mga hirap sa pag aalaga ng infants at isang makulit na panganay, ang your lucky that yung panganay mo babae at mabait. May jake is mabait din pero napaka active lang, na uubos ang bakla power ko sa kakulitan. Ang dami talagang test sa buhay mo bakla, and yet you overcome all the test and still able to smile at the end of the day. Napaka bait talaga ni Lord sayo, kasi mabait ka rin. despite of all the trials and obstacles you've been through, you never fail to call for his help. God bless you more tsang bakla.

Dubster said...

Ang cute ni EJ sa baby pa, hanggang ngayon lalong gumwapo ang bunsong makulit. How big was EJ when he was born? C-section rin ba nung ipinanganak mo si EJ?
Pakurot sa pisngi ni EJ bakla.
Thanks for all the commentos and mensahes bakla, galing na nating mag bisaya ngayon ahh.

Filipina said...

I got envy when I see cute baby like this.How I wish I can have a baby nah...nice post! god bles

niko said...

oh my! eh sobrnag bibo at healthy kaya ni pogi!! pareyer really moves mountain.. at naku korek ka even professionals make mistakes.. buti na lng you and joops made the right decision!

Pia said...

what a blessing. and truly, God is good!

Lulu said...

pregnancy and giving birth is not as easy as it seems to be... there are lot of stress... Thanks God He bless us all with healthy kids...

Cidy said...

what cutie and healthy baby

S-H-Y said...

Oh my gosh he so absolutely cute:P.

patola said...

the baby is so cute ^_^ i wanna hug him.. mmmmmmmmmm....... opo, bikolana poh ako.. hehehehe... nagkaklase pa po ako.. graduating na.. whooohooo... hehehehe... :)

chris said...

great post.. encouraging! :D thanks for sharing.. ill add you to my blog roll at inspirational insights :) see you around!

Jacris said...

God is good all the time I am so amaze about your faith. You inspired me mommy. Grabe na touch ako!!!

Jacris said...

btw can i grab your badge and I already put your links to my blogroll list.
Have a lovely Tuesday :p

Lisa said...

What a cute baby you have! It's true that prayer is so powerful. Whatever the doctor might say, God is still in control. As long as you have faith, you will not limit God's infinite power. With God, nothing is impossible and He's the greatest Healer.

Dhemz said...

hello sis..dalaw din me dito...blog hop muna ako...mwah!

Clarissa said...

Glad to hear that you overcome the stress over your pregnancy and of course,you have your FAITH. God is really good and you're trully blessed!!^_^

Seiko said...

God is really good.He never left you & He heared your cries because of your strong faith in Him.I really love reading this page,thus bring inspirations & faith to every readers.

BabYpose said...

You are trully blessed and always be.

Cecile said...

Good is good, Rose! He knows what is best for us and He loves us that is why He blesses us with wonderful kids!

Cens World said...

Korek ka diyan. It always pays to seek second opinion. Your baby is so cute and you and your husband, John definitely made the correct decision.

Thanks for visiting and for your comments. syangapala, tapos na project ng ibang raket ko kaya halos wala na akong raket ngayon..advise naman ng ibang raket sa internet. refer mo ako ha!

thanks and take care!

eden said...

he is so healthy and a happy bb boy.. You are truly blessed, Rose.

puzzle said...

Thanks be to God! Definitely, there are things that SCIENCE cannot explain :D

Pete said...

Cute boy. Kids are God's given. Enlighten our lives!

marifen said...

Ohh... How cute :) YOu are truly blessed with your kids :)

Twinkie said...

I admire your courage to be the Mom and Dad of two God wants you both to be.

I know couples who had the same situation but unfortunately chose the other option.

God is always good and present. The gift of freewill is something He wants us to use wisely; I'm glad you did just that. :)

Momma Bams said...

I admire you both, you've been through alot... God is so good especially to good people ( no matter what religion they have ).. Your cutie boy just looks so perfectly fine. God bless you all..

chubskulit said...

Thanks to all of you for sharing your precious time and thoughts!

Michell said...

Hi nice to visit your blog the music is touchy. By the way, I'm Michell from Pinas too. Can we exchange links? please add www.michelldesigns.com or you might want to check my blog.Thanks!

cornyman said...

He was so tiny and adorable when he was born. So cute!!!

You and your hubby made a great decision :-) And you are right, those professionals can be wrong!! My baby has EEC syndrome, but this was never told by my OB before. I had 3 OB during my pregnancy. But none of them notice this.

However, we are so lucky to have our little boy now. He is so cute and whatever happens in the future, we are still with him.

My Public Secrets said...

Hi, just dropping by from Switzerland. Very inspiring story! thank you for sharing. I am 6 months pregnant and was curious about your story. love it! God bless!!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Rose, I didn't even have an ultrasound when I was pregnant, just blood levels, etc. I was 31, barely young enough to give birth with a midwife. Wonderful experience, and even though Riley has emotional dysfunction (Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism), she is doing great and I wouldn't ever have considered not having her had I known in advance. Life is all about facing challenges, and having faith is such a wonderful asset! What a cutie!!! Love, Amy

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