Marcela Healthy -- Baby Nathan Doing GREAT!

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I JUST got off the phone with Marcela.

She is sore, but the birth went very well. Little Nathan was a trooper and survived birth against odds, and is even breathing and eating on his own. This after Marcela and Owen were told Nathan only had a 10% chance of making it past birth.

The docs say that while Nathan will always be developmentally disabled, he has a good chance of living a normal lifespan. It is the best news they could have gotten!

Marcela will have to work a lot with Nathan, and it will still cost a lot of money. She is so grateful for all the donations everyone has given, money and prayers.

Right now, I'm collecting links to her affiliate site so she can make money online and still afford to work with Nathan. Please contact me at:
Heather at GreenEyeWire dot com or private message me if you have a link you could donate to the cause!

Thank you so so much!

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I Don't Usually Bother ..

with the gushing stuff, especially with people I don't know.

But it is great to hear some good news for a change.
Best of luck to Mother and Baby

Great to hear this - best

Great to hear this - best wishes to mother, baby, and family. :)

GREAT NEWS

That really is good news.. with all the crap going on in the world.. a good story like this is what everyone needs.

Thank God the baby and family are healthy.

Prayers are answered

What an odyssey. I am so happy for Marcela and her family - thanks for sharing the good news.

Welcome Tedster! It's good

Welcome Tedster! It's good to see a familiar face around here.

My congratulations to Marcela

Glad to hear everyone is doing well/better than expected.

Good To Hear

Wonderful news! Wishing the very best for Marcela and her family. Take care.

This is not done yet...

...so please, people, don't assume that it is.

Great news tho.

News is updated

Here is the full story:
http://prayfornathan.org/news.php

And, here are pictures:
http://prayfornathan.org/photos.php

The baby/mother are healthy

The baby/mother are healthy now leave them the hell alone! ;)

Marcela & Owen sent an email

Marcela & Owen sent an email out:

It was quite a emotional roller coaster as we spent 2-3 hours before the cesarean deliberating with doctors over the resuscitation limits, and his post death procedures. There were about 12 people in the operating room with another 2 on emergency standby. After Nathan's birth, the Perinatologist left to tell our families the good news and had to 'fudge' the apgar score as the Neonatologist and others were so surprised that he came out healthy and breathing they didn't even take his score or stop to weigh him until requested by us.

Even after three days of testing Nathan along with many vials of blood drawn for a further bombardments of tests, he came out to be in perfectly normal health. After an ultrasound, the head neonatology doctor at UCLA told us that his condition will only need extra stimuli throughout his first few years, and with extra care he will most likely turn out to living a long and normal life.

I thought I'd throw out the statistics on this "miracle baby." Correct me if I'm wrong:

- His condition is about 1 : 20,000 out of every birth. (0.00005)
- 1 : 200 make it through full term pregnancy alive. (0.005)
- less than 2% of those survive through the trauma of birth to their first breath. (0.02)
- less than 1% of those that survive come out without health complication which will allow them to live during their short hospital stay. (0.01)

Total odds = (0.00000000005) or 1 : 20,000,000,000 chance. Yes, that's 1 in 20 billion.

Just for reference, California lottery Match 5 Plus Mega (Jackpot Win!) Odds = 1:41,416,353 (1 in 40+ million).

When people ask us why the doctors put us through the trauma of telling us he would not survive, it's only from statistics that they base their ascensions, even though miracles do happen.

Again, thank everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers as Nathan Dorje Andrew is a happy, 7lb. 9oz., 20inch completely well spoiled baby.

Note from Marcela: Seeing these statistics really proves that something very special took place with this baby. I am certain it was the power of everyone's love and prayers.

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