Monday, November 19, 2007

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Save Babies From Premature BirthWell, it's been a crazy five days. My sister, Emily, is 31 weeks pregnant and has Pre-eclampsia. I don't want to share too much since I don't know how much she would want other people to know, but she's in the hospital now and the doctors are doing their best to keep her and the baby safe... The hope is that she can make it to 32 weeks which is next Sunday. We had a family fast for her yesterday, and we're already starting to see the blessings from it. She's much more comfortable now so hopefully she'll be able to make it as long as possible. I just found out that the March of Dimes has designated November as prematurity awareness month. It's funny how you don't realize these things until it hits close to home. I love my little sister so much! I'm so glad that we are here in AZ and can help her and her family! Please keep her and the baby (they haven't picked out a name yet - she just found out she's having a girl!) in your prayers.

3 comments:

Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun said...

What a scary thing! I hope all goes well for Emily and the delivery of her little girl. It makes me appreciate living in a time with modern medicine!

Johnson Family said...

Hi Becky, I am not happy to hear that. I had Eclampsia and H.E.L.P. Syndrome when I had Brent. I had one of the most severe cases. Let me know if you have any questions and we will keep her and the baby in our prayers.

Audycamp said...

I was hospitalized with preeclampsia with my 1st child 7 years ago. It definitely was scary thing! glad mom and baby are fine.:)-audra c.