Ps 60:12 With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.

When I arrived at work, I found my assignment was first admit. Usually, that meant getting ready for an unknown. Even with information on the pregnant patient we always expect the unexpected. This time we knew the situation was dire. A patient needed emergency surgery because she was in danger of seizures and possibly death. Our team prepped for a C-section and the neonatologist left little hope for the baby that probably was not “viable.”

I prayed for God’s will and that the whole team would do our best. When the Obstetrician handed the baby to the Neonatologist, the baby gasped for breath.  I will never forget his words “I guess she’s viable.” We immediately resuscitated her and brought her to NICU. She weighed 13.7 ounces.

Because she was so critical I stayed extremely busy and finally called home to let everyone know I would be late. My son answered the phone and asked how much this one weighed. At this time he was just learning to cook so when I told him her weight he gasped! Mom, he answered, “the hamburger meat I am cooking weighs more than she does.”   He realized she was less than a pound. It may seem funny but that put the situation into a perspective he understood. 

She became our miracle baby and recently graduated from high school. I thanked God for his help then, and every day since, to do what he called me to do.

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