Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Baby Story

I just wanted to let you know the outcome of our doctors appointment yesterday. It was our first appointment with the perinatologist at Shands. They performed a level 2 ultrasound. The definite diagnosis of our baby BOY is that he has suffered from Amniotic Band Syndrome. This is a condition in which the inner amniotic membrane ruptured at some point, and in an effort to fuse back together, became tangled within the trunk (from the chest to the pelvis) of our baby. Once the bands are fused back together, they constrict and pull, which ultimately has left all of the organs exposed, including the heart and the lungs. This is a very severe case, with no treatment option.

The doctor gave us only one option, which was to terminate. We do not feel that is an option for us. We have decided to carry our little boy until God sees fit to take him home. Obviously we are devastated to say the least. However, we are holding on to the fact that His plan is always perfect. We know that He has a purpose for our baby, no matter how short his life may be. Please just pray for us that we will have the peace that can come only from Him. These next few weeks are going to be tough, but we know the love of our Savior will sustain us.


Lisa Lundy said...

I am so sorry. My heart is hurting for you. I pray God will fill you with the peace that only He can give. I pray He will strengthen you.

Carrie said...

I am crying with you AND for you right this minute, SaraBeth. God bless you both.

Amber said...

Oh SaraBeth,
That is not what I thought you were going to say. I will be praying that God will carry you as you carry this precious baby boy. I love you and your family so much!! Let us know how we can love on you and on Baby Vaughn. I want him to know he is loved!

AMW said...

There are no words, SaraBeth. Just know that you are being covered in prayer.

The Davenport Blog said...

I am praying for God's will to be done. Just keep your faith and remember God always knows what is best for us.
Mrs. Eunice

Christina said...

Our God is GREAT. And with GREAT trials come GREAT miracles! I have no doubt that this is the case here. I love you and am praying for your family!

Sara said...

SaraBeth...I am so very sorry. I will be praying for your sweet family as you journey through this most difficult time.

Paige Colson said...


I am sorry to hear this news. Your family is in my prayers. Let me know if there is anything that I can do.

Amy said...


My heart breaks to hear this news, that is no doubt painful to say the least. My family and I will be praying and thinking of your family.

Please let me know if there is ANYTHING that might be helpful for you in any way now or in the future.


Connie said...

Sara Beth, I am so sorry. I so admire your Strength and Faith.Know that you have the Best in Jesus and Family.We girls at the Beauty Shop are showering you with prayer and love. God Bless you, Baby Vaughn and the Family..xxxooo