Miracle in My Living Room Book
About A Miracle in My Living Room
* Overcoming A “Not Compatible With Life” Diagnosis
In 2005, our son was given a “not compatible with life” diagnosis in my twentieth week of pregnancy in Tampa, Florida. My husband and I chose to not terminate our bundle of joy and Samuel was born via c-section on August 2nd. Relying on our faith, we faced many tenuous weeks in the hospital which turned into months in a struggle for our son to survive and wean off the hospital ventilator. Though our son’s diagnosis means “death bringing” in Greek, God had other plans and our son came home at six months old.
Our house turned into a makeshift hospital room with nurses filling our days with 24 hour care. At age 3, Samuel received a dream vacation from the Make-A-Wish foundation which exposed him to a world outside of home and doctor’s visits. Then, another miracle, Samuel sheds his ventilator opening new doors to travel culminating in whirlwind trip to Niagara Falls. Our now 11 year old boy continues to be a Miracle In My Living Room.
In sharing our decade long journey, we hope to encourage other families with similar circumstances to face trials with faith and to believe miracles still happen.