At 30 weeks pregnant, Erika and Stephen Jones got some devastating news after an ultrasound. Their baby girl had a large tumor in her brain, and the doctors thought it was probably malignant. The doctors told the Joneses that their daughter, Abigail, would probably die shortly after she was born.
The parents-to-be had already prepared for a special needs baby, since they'd been told Abigail had Down Syndrome when Erika was 18 weeks pregnant. When they heard this news, though, they resolved to make whatever time they had with their newborn as wonderful as possible.
Shortly after Abigail was born, she surprised them. She ate, slept, and behaved just like any other baby. An MRI done on Abigail at 6 weeks revealed some changes in the tumor, but it was still there.
Posted by Abigail's Joy on Monday, October 12, 2015
The Joneses got a second opinion, and flew to Boston to meet with a neurosurgeon at the Boston's Children Hospital, who operated on Abigail. He was able to remove the tumor, which turned out to be benign.
We can never express how much BCH means to our family. It has changed our lives forever. We are eternally grateful.Posted by Abigail's Joy on Monday, October 12, 2015
We can never express how much BCH means to our family. It has changed our lives forever. We are eternally grateful.
"Joy. Gut busting, yelling from the rooftops, hugging neurosurgeons, tears, tears, and more tears. My daughter is going to live. LIVE! Literally I cannot hardly believe it,” Erika wrote in her blog after the surgery.
We can't wait to see what other happy surprises Abigail has in store for her proud parents!
via Boston's Children Hospital
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