Sunday, February 8, 2009
We had our small group meeting yesterday at my house. I had a good time. I hope everyone else did. But guess what I found out? Chris (one of my guests) has a five year old daughter that had gastroschesis too! While Daniel was in the hospital for only a month, his little girl was in the hospital for 3. But it sounds like her condition was worse than his. Anyway, he was told that this was a super-rare birth defect and that his daughter's condition was so bad that she would never be normal, then told them they should either have an abortion (can you believe it?) or allow cameras from some women's cable network to follow them around. Needless to say they rejected both offers. After her time in the hospital, they brought her home, and she is perfectly fine and normal. No lasting problems. You know, I wonder how many people have abortions because their all-knowing doctor tells them that they are not going to be "normal", but then end up aborting people that would have turned out just fine. I wondered that at the time I had Daniel too. He was such a great baby and I wouldn't want to imagine my life without him now. Interesting developments.