there is soooooooooo much bullsh!t in this........i don't even know where to begin."Amazing Story of a Mother on MOTHER'S DAY":
When Carolyn Isbister put her 20oz baby on her chest for a cuddle, she thought that it would be the only chance she would ever have to hold her.
Doctors had told the parents that baby Rachel only had only minutes to live because her heart was beating once every ten seconds and she was not breathing.
I didnt want her to die being cold. So I lifted her out of her blanket and put her against my skin to warm her up. Her feet were so cold.
It was the only cuddle I was going to have with her, so I wanted to remember the moment. Then something remarkable happened. The warmth of her mothers skin kick started Rachaels heart into beating properly, which allowed her to take little breaths of her own.
We couldnt believe it and neither could the doctors. She let out a tiny cry.
The doctors came in and said there was still no hope but I wasnt letting go of her. We had her blessed by the hospital chaplain, and waited for her to slip away. But she still hung on.
And then amazingly the pink color began to return to her cheeks. She literally was turning from gray to pink before our eyes, and she began to warm up too.
The sad part is that when the baby was born, doctors took one look at her and said no.
They didnt even try to help her with her breathing as they said it would just prolong her dying. Everyone just gave up on her, her mom remembered.
At 24 weeks a womb infection had led to her premature labor and birth and Isbister (who also has two children Samuel, 10, and Kirsten, 8 ) said,We were terrified we were going to lose her. I had suffered three miscarriages before, so we didnt think there was much hope. When Rachael was born she was grey and lifeless.
Ian Laing, a consultant neonatologist at the hospital, said:All the signs were that the little one was not going to make it and we took the decision to let mum have a cuddle as it was all we could do.
Two hours later the wee thing was crying. This is indeed a miracle baby and I have seen nothing like it in my 27 years of practice. I have not the slightest doubt that mothers love saved her daughter.
Rachael was moved onto a ventilator where she continued to make steady progress and was tube and syringe fed her mothers pumped breastmilk.
Isbister said,The doctors said that she had proved she was a fighter and that she now deserved some intensive care as there was some hope. She had done it all on her own without any medical intervention or drugs. She had clung on to life and it was all because of that cuddle. It had warmed up her body and regulated her heart and breathing enough for her to start fighting.
At 5 weeks she was taken off the ventilator and began breastfeeding on her own........
first, premature infants are fed thru their umbilical cord. a line is inserted into the cord. they are not "syringe fed"
second, no preemie is taken off a vent at 29 weeks and allowed to breastfeed! it is medically impossible as the infant would not have the ability to suckle.
anti choicers go to all lengths and tell lie after lie to convince people that very premature infants can survive.
the odds are against it. most babies born before 30 weeks need intensive medical intervention that is -painful- and invasive.
you anti choicers are so up in arms over a 9 week old fetus you claim can feel pain (which it can't) yet have no problem with extreme pain inflicted on a helpless born premature infant.
what hypocrites! and you wonder why you can't change the minds of pro choicers!