15 May 2008

Critical pregnancy: baby boy safely delivered

On 7 May I posted this urgent request that I had received from a Welsh/Filipino couple in Wales:

Mary, our very good friend, and God Mother to Therese Maria, is in her 31st week of pregnancy and is currently in intensive care in Cambridge due to complications. She will need to stay in hospital until the baby is delivered by caesarian. This is her first child. Please pray for her, and also her husband, Joachim, at this most difficult time.

This morning I received the following email from the same couple:

Just to let you know that Mary was delivered of a baby boy on Monday morning by caesarean. He weighed 1.9 kg (4.19 lbs), so not a bad weight for a premature baby. Of course, he is in the special care baby unit at the moment, so prayers are still needed. Don't know yet how long Mary will be kept in - her blood pressure was still up after the birth.

Thank you for your prayers. Let's continue to pray for the son of Joachim and Mary.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Thank you all for your prayers.

I've not had a chance to speak with Mary and her family yet. It is normal in the UK for mother and child to remain in hospital until the child reaches the 35th week. Being born at 32 weeks means that they could be in the hospital for another 3 weeks, which will be very hard for Joachim who will need to juggle work, hospital visits, and trying to find time to eat & sleep !

God Bless you all,