This couple had to make a heart wrenching choice during their 4th pregnancy
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The ultrasound showed that the daughter was at severe risk of being still born. Her lungs had not developed properly and her growth inside the womb was hampered.
The parents were given a heart wrenching choice of either losing the daughter, whom they had already named Pearl, as she was not getting any oxygen, or risk the lives of all the 3 babies by delivering the children at 28 weeks.
Chloe said,”I do remember briefly considering the alternative of letting her go so her brothers could continue to grow strong and healthy and have the best start in life, but now that she’s here, my heart hurts at the thought of not having her in our lives.”
“Pearl had a PDA in her heart that closed on its own, she had a pulmonary hemorrhage, a minor brain bleed, she fought a horrible infection and there were days we weren’t sure if she would make it, especially the early weeks when she was on a ventilator,” Chloe added.