Breakthrough – baby born at 23 weeks not only surviving, thriving September 17, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, family, General Catholic, sadness, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church.
The doctors said the baby had a 99% chance of dying during delivery. She weighed barely over a pound when born. But she is now over 8 lb and continuing to grow and thrive. The implications for the legality of abortion, legal at 24 weeks in most states and well beyond if one can claim some extenuating circumstances (lets be frank, babies are routinely murdered at 8-9 months gestation and certainly capable of surviving outside the womb) should be staggering, but in this culture, I won’t hold my breath:
Kaci-Rose Crathley was born via an emergency caesarean section at 23 weeks, and weighed just 1lb and 2oz – half the weight of a bag of sugar and measured 10.8 inches.
Doctors warned the tot’s mother, Sadie, 20, that there was a 99% chance her baby would die during delivery – telling her that they would not have tried to save the baby if she had gone into labour one day earlier.
However, Kaci-Rose did survive delivery and now weighs 8lbs – the same as an average newborn baby.
Sadie said she was “terrified” after she went into labour halfway through her pregnancy…….
……..”She was on the ventilator for 11 weeks and I wasn’t able to hold her until after then.
“She also had to have laser eye surgery at about three months because her blood vessels weren’t developing properly.
“The whole six months we were in hospital with her there were so many ups and downs.”
After months of care, Sadie and husband Marc, 27, were finally able to bring Kaci-Rose home in July this year – when the tot weight 6lbs 1oz.
She was still hooked up to a monitor to measure her heart rate and oxygen levels and even now relies on a tube to provide her with oxygen.
Sadie said: “We were told she will probably have cerebral palsy but it is too early to tell yet. We were also told she would be blind and deaf but she can hear and see some things.
“So far she has proved everyone wrong. I’m very thrilled with how far she has come.”
Sadie and Marc are now keen to share their story with other parents to show the world that extremely premature babies can survive.
She said: “I just want to say a big thank you to all the staff and also to other parents that are faced with decisions like this.
“As horrible as it is you must fight for your baby and let them have the chance. Kaci-Rose has proved that it can go well.”
One of the reasons the Supreme Court, in Roe v. Wade set the abortion “limit” at 24 weeks is because the justices had been informed, by the best medical science at that time, that babies could never survive outside the womb before 24 weeks.
But already by the 80s babies were surviving that were born at ~26 weeks with some regularity.
Now there are rare cases like this one of babies being born as early as 23 weeks surviving, and given the rate of advance in premature infant care, it is possible that in my lifetime babies as young as 20 weeks will be able to survive at least on occasion.
And yet it remains perfectly legal (and horrifyingly common) to murder babies well beyond ages at which they have high chances of survival. As if that should make the slightest difference, which it doesn’t, since virtually all babies left unmolested in their mother’s wombs would advance to normal birth and healthy life, anyway.
Right now this government is debating whether to institute a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. It probably won’t pass due to this evil president. What an indictment on our nation and its leaders. This nation has earned such a reckoning from God it is terrifying to contemplate. So most people just don’t, and go back to watching SportsCenter.
Then every once and a while they raise their heads and look around and wonder why everything has gone to hell. They moan about how everything seems to be falling apart.
Then they turn the channel. And another 30 years slip away.