Miracle Baby Born With Intestines On The Outside Of Body
Carina and her fiancé, Adrian, were beyond excited to be having a baby. That is, until the 16-week ultrasound. That’s when they learned their son had a rare birth defect. Doctors suggested abortion, but the couple instead chose to pray for a miracle. And when their baby boy was born with his intestines on the outside of his body, a miracle is just what they got!
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Carina and Adrian were crushed when doctors told them their baby suffered from gastroschisis. It’s a birth defect where the abdominal walls do not form properly. Because of the high chance of still birth, doctors suggested they terminate the pregnancy.
However, Carina and Adrian refused. They chose to put their trust in God!
“We were told Alec might not survive the delivery and a lot of babies don’t make it,” Carina recalled. “But we knew immediately we weren’t going to terminate. We wanted a miracle.”
The couple’s precious baby boy — Alec Ezra Romo — was born three weeks early, with his intestines on the outside of his body.
“When they delivered him he was silent at first,” Carina said. “But then I heard him cry for the first time and it was such a relief, like a weight was off my shoulders.”
He still had a lot of fighting to do, but he was here!
Doctors decided to use a plastic bag — a tube-like, silo bag — to gradually squeeze Alec’s intestines back where they should be. All they could do was pray it would work, and that little Alec would survive.
Alec battled a blood infection and two hernias, but God was on his side. The little warrior overcame, and the silo bag treatment was a success!
“Even though we were told he might not make it through delivery and he’s been so through so much, it shows it was worth fighting for him to have a chance,” Carina said. “He’s our miracle.”
Carina and Adrian were over the moon when it was finally time to take their baby boy home. A house full of family was waiting to welcome them. But the ecstatic parents snuck away to their bedroom.
“[We] fell asleep in bed with our little miracle – all we wanted was to be alone with Alec,” Adrian recalled.
One year later, Alec is as happy and healthy as can be. And he’s a beautiful reminder of how great our God is!
“I don’t know where I would be without him,” Adrian said. “Everything I do is because I want him to proud to have me as his father, just as I am so proud to have such a fighter as my son.”
This miracle baby is alive today after being placed in a plastic bag!
h/t: The Mirror