Monday, November 7, 2011
For some time now I have been following a blog about Jack, a now 2 1/2-year-old who was born at only 23 weeks, virtually on the cusp of viability. When my water broke at 23 weeks the doctors told us the grim statistics and asked if we wanted our baby resuscitated if she were born that early. I remember the tremendous relief I felt when we made it to 24 weeks just a few days later. The six days I spent on bed rest were a blessing in so many ways. Not only did Veronica get more time in the womb, but it also gave me and Andrew a chance to at least try to prepare ourselves for her early arrival. Jack's parents didn't have that opportunity. Their story is inspiring to say the least. Jack's father has written a book about their experience which he is now trying to get published. The excerpts are beautifully written and I hope you will take a look. They call him Miracle Jack, and that is truly what he is.