Something to look forward to..

Rachel - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Before my son was born, my doctors scared me to death with all the tests and percentages of what may or may not happen. I even had one doctor ask me if I wanted to abort my baby. Gastroschisis is not the end of the world. It was a rough few months after Nathan was born with surgeries and all the ups and downs of tubes and feedings but it was totally worth it. Totally. My son is now 2 and is completely normal (with the exception of a scar where his bellybutton should be). I urge anyone out there who might be facing the same situation to get a support group around you, learn everything you can about this condition and your doctors and pray...alot.

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Jennifer - posted on 03/26/2009

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My son, Tucker was born with gastroschisis.   We found out at 15 weeks.  I was scared to death!  I was given the choice to terminate my pregnancy because there were many other birth defects that could also be associated with the gastroschisis.  I was told he could have spina bifida, down syndrome and several other birth defects.  I told the doctor that I would not terminate my pregnancy. He was delivered by a planned C-section at 36 weeks with no other birth defects except for the gastroschisis. He weighed over 6 lbs at birth.He stayed in the hospital for almost 3 months were he had other complications (other than the gastroschisis and not because of it).  It was not easy, but I am so glad that I have him.  He is a miracle.  God blessed me wth a sweet and loving very healthy litlle boy.  He is now 6 years old and leads a very normal life. 

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