Parents Told Their Disabled Baby Will Live Five Minutes, Hours Later He’s Alive But Needs Prayer

National   |   Breeanne Howe   |   Oct 30, 2013   |   10:49AM   |   Washington, DC

I remember each pregnancy like it was yesterday. The first trimester always brought me the most anxiety, if anything was going to happen it was likely to happen then. The second trimester always brought a sigh of relief and, of course, a much needed boost of energy. And the third trimester? Baby showers, busy preparations, excitement and a little, okay maybe a lot of, impatience for the big day.  At 34 weeks, I wouldn’t have expected life-changing news.

Yet for one woman, currently in a hospital in Charleston, SC, that is exactly what has happened. It is called Polycystic Kidney Disease and her unborn child was diagnosed with it after she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. She and her husband were told that the baby would die within five minutes of the umbilical cord being cut. Life in the womb had safely kept her baby alive. From there, it was truly in God’s hands.

After the baby was safely delivered, the waiting began. I received his picture late in the evening last night. He is beautiful and bigger than any of my babies were.  People around the country began praying for this child and I received word 2 1/2 hours later that he was still breathing; nothing less than a miracle for sure.

Today, word is that he has taken a turn for the worse. I am told he has a hole in his small lung and that he is not producing red blood cells. My friend, the sister-in-law of the mother, is on her way to Charleston with her family. I am sure the prayers of many have helped sustain this little boy and his family. I honestly cannot comprehend their pain at this time, they are living every parent’s worse nightmare.



Dear pro-life friends, I humbly ask that you continue prayers for this child and his family.  Only God knows the outcome but we know His power.  If anyone knows how much every life is worth, it is you.  And I am so very glad that each of you are a part of my life. Note:  Breeanne Howe is a conservative political activist and writer. Howe is a stay-at-home mom of children and a proud former liberal.