Born At 25 Weeks Doctors Thought He Would Not Survive, They Were Wrong.
Mhari and her husband Paul were so excited about the birth of their son. But when Mhari’s water broke at 20 weeks, the doctors told her the pregnancy was over. They were preparing her for a termination.
But deep down in Mhari’s heart, she knew they were wrong.
She decided to continue carrying her baby alive until he was ready to come out, regardless of the risk. What happened was a true miracle.
The little boy, they named Jett, was born at 25 weeks.
Jett survived for five weeks in his mother’s womb after her water broke, weighing only 1.4 pounds at birth.
Jett suffered from chronic lung disease and jaundice and had two holes in his heart.
But miraculously, his lungs and organs developed. He was finally able to go home on March 5, three weeks before his original due date. They say the holes in his heart should not affect his life at all.
Mhari recalls the moment when she was told she was carrying a ‘non-viable fetus’, “When my water broke at 20 weeks, they didn’t see him as a child yet. They just called him a non-viable fetus. It was cold and I was devastated. I was in the early pregnancy unit and no one from pediatrics came to talk to me about my other options. But I had just had a 20 week scan and everything was perfect and finding out it was a boy made it very hard to accept the termination. The doctor said you have to have a termination because there’s nothing else we can do. I understand doctors have to tell you the worst case scenario and be blunt, but no two people on this earth are exactly the same and doctors didn’t even give Jett a chance. When he came back in and Paul and I talked we told him I would not be going into there, and the doctor looked at his watch and rolled his eyes at me, as if I was wasting time. I said to Paul we have to get out of here.”
Today, Jett is healthy, happy and full of life just one year after his birth. All thanks to his mother who had the faith and courage to believe in a miracle.