Doctors Let This Grieving Mom Hold Her Baby One Last Time…And Shocked Them All When THIS Happened!
This couple was very excited when they learned that they would be having a third child. Their family would soon be complete with two boys and a girl, and they could not be happier! Their happiness soon faded when an ultrasound revealed that their little bundle of joy had an extra chromosome and a condition called hydrops, in which the baby’s body would swell with fluid. Even though their child would have Down Syndrome and might be stillborn, they had to have hope that everything would turn out just fine.
The miracle happened when this little baby needed an emergency C-Section at just 35 weeks. Mom heard his first little gasp of air and knew that he was still alive! Although she couldn’t hold him as often as she wanted to, she had faith that it would all turn out alright. Doctors immediately put her little newborn son on oxygen and asked her if she had any last requests; they didn’t think he would last for very much longer. She told them that she wanted to rock him one time, to keep that memory forever.
There is something to be said about the magic of human touch. Mom began to rock her little angel, and instead of only rocking him for a few minutes, those minutes quickly turned into hours. Those hours helped this little baby make it through the next few days, and now at 2 years old, this mom is extremely grateful that she was able to make the choice of rocking her baby “one last time!”