In the story of my life, God wrote excitement and laughter, joy and delight. God's best and finest gifts have been my family...my husband and my girls! But, I don't JUST have TWO girls...
"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
The result from our followup visit to the Doctors at MUSC in Charleston is overwhelming and very sad. The fluid that surrounds our baby has progressed from Cystic Hygroma to Fetal Hydrops. Fetal Hydrops is the condition in which the fluid overtakes the baby, entering the major organs, surrounding the heart, lungs and filling the skin. There is no cure and this will eventually lead to her death.
The Doctors all along have offered options out of this pregnancy. Because God is in control and we want to live in His will, we have never considered terminating the pregnancy. The Doctors tell us that the baby will die within the next 5 weeks. We want this to be on God's perfect schedule not on ours.
We covet your continued prayers for our family. *Please pray for God's continued grace for us over the next several weeks. After the baby dies, Jennie will have to deliver her. *Please also pray that God will extend His mercy and grace to Jennie during this process...and if it is His will, may the time period be quick...
"Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
Thank you for helping to carry our burdens.
You bless us.
Brian and Jennie
Because there was nothing that could be done, the doctors just requested that every week we come in and they would check for a heartbeat, to see if our baby was still alive. I dreaded the appointment.