Going Home From The NICU

When you are expecting a baby you expect to be pregnant for 9 months, have a normal delivery and be home 2-3 days later.  But sometimes due to circumstances beyond our control that is not always the case.  Jennifer was one of those moms, expecting a normal delivery, but instead found herself delivering Baby Kellan at 33 weeks when her water broke. An emergency c-section to save Baby Kellan and mom’s life was necessary because she developed preeclampsia.”

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Preeclampsia is a condition that pregnant women develop. It is marked by high blood pressure and a high level of protein in the urine. Preeclamptic women will often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. This condition usually appears during the second half of pregnancy, often in the latter part of the second or in the third trimesters, although it can occur earlier http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/preeclampsia-eclampsia) .  

Kellan was 4 lbs 2 oz and then dropped his weight to under 4 lbs due to the prematurity of his lungs.  He was not able to come home until he gained his 4 lbs again.  This is not what Jennifer expected after recuperating from her own unexpected surgery.  But the day came for her to  bring baby Kellan home.  In Jennifer’s words she stated, ” I remember holding Kellan for the 1st time without tubes & wires. (What a crazy feeling that was–felt like I was going to set an alarm off for moving more than a foot with him.) He was just over 4lbs. We were getting ready to be discharged from the NICU.  And I am not afraid to admit that I was scared beyond belief!”

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This is just one mom’s trials of the NICU.  Baby Kellan was only in the NICU 10 days due to the fact that their hospital was not equipped to handle a longer stay for babies in the NICU.    He should have stayed a little longer because after discharge he developed many issues with feeding.  Jennifer drives 3 hours each way to get specialized treatment and care for Kellan.

This is just one of the reasons for The Gift of Life Event on September 13, 2014.  This event is not just a reason to get dressed up, have good food and entertainment with a chance to get a celebrity’s autograph.  Those are all good reasons to come out and have a great time.  You can’t beat the price a nice dinner, entertainment and celebrity encounters.  But know that with that,  your ticket purchases and your donations will go towards the needs of the NICU( Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and the making of the movie A Story of Faith,  The Movie will be based on the experience of the NICU   and will offer support to parents and healthcare workers during this critical time through a love story and a journey of faith.

To learn more about the event visit our website at http://www.astoryoffaith.com/

To purchase tickets go to our event website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gift-of-life-tickets-11066816145

We hope to see you there !

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A Story of Faith http://www.astoryoffaith.com/

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World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day.  The March of Dimes describes it as “November 17 is World Prematurity Day when we focus everyone’s attention on the global problem of premature birth. Join us in raising awareness.”  Wear purple in support of pre-mature babies and raising awareness.  Many people who have never been affected by having a premature baby or know anyone that has had one, really do not know or understand the challenges that these parents and little ones endure.  Some of these babies do not make it due to the complications that they have.  Some make it and have so many disabilities that they are dependant on care for the rest of their lives and others do make it with minimal to no disabilities.

27 Miracles and A Story of Faith are supporters of World Prematurity Day to raise awareness about prevention of premature birth whenever it is possible.  But when it is circumstances beyond one’s control, what we want to ask is that you be sensitive to parents of preemies and offer love and support.  Sometimes the unspoken word means more than the spoken word.  A simple hug, a meal delivered to the home, an offer to take the siblings to school or for an afternoon of play time.

Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant and event planner for 27 Miracles knows this first hand.  On October 13, 2009, she delivered a baby boy by emergency c-section, due to the health of the baby and her own.  Rosie had stroke level high blood pressure without a single symptom or abnormal lab test.  She is lucky to be alive and that she received the prenatal care needed or the high blood pressure never would have been detected until it was too late.

Today Kaleb, born at 27 weeks, 1lb and 10oz, is a growing boy.  He receives speech therapy and occupational therapy to be assist him with feeding aversions from long-term intubation and tube feedings via a gtube.  He has one kidney and still has issues with his lungs when he gets a simple cold.  But God has blessed him with energy, health and intelligence.

Rosie Moore, wrote a book called A Story of Faith.  The story of Rosie Moore, including the events preceding the miraculous birth of her son, Kaleb. Barely 1 pound, 10 ounces at birth, Kaleb is a LIVING MIRACLE from God. Readers will enjoy this short story surrounding this love story built on prayer, God’s intervention, and the wonderful gift of faith given to people of ordinary means. How God intervenes in a person’s life and how our current troubles may be a hidden blessing in your life, coming directly from the master planner. Part of the proceeds from the book goes to an organization called Nathaniel’s Hope which is a special needs ministry, to help children with special needs. Today her book is being read world wide in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and more.  Purchase your copy today to read the whole story.

The latest project that 27 Miracles and A Story of Faith are working on is the production of a Movie called A Story of Faith.  Please visit their website to learn more about the movie and how you can get involved in the movie and learn more about it.  Click on the link A Story of Faith the Movie to learn more.

You can also watch Kaleb’s Journey Here

Most recently, Lauren Johnson from Fox News interviewed Rosie and the doctor at Florida Hospital that took care of Kaleb when he was born .  Watch the video to see what they had to say: Click on the picture below

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To See the live interview with Kaleb at the Fox Studios Click on the picture:

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Many Countries today, are honoring World Prematurity Day by going purple in their buildings.  Honor a preemie today wear purple and reach out to someone if you do not know anyone, take a moment and say a prayer for them.  Make a difference!

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27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/

A Story of Faith http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/services/community.php

Nathaniel’s Hope http://www.nathanielshope.org/

March of Dimes http://www.marchofdimes.com/?gclid=CMXy57Sg7LoCFU9o7AodbHYALQ

Fox News 35 http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/23589327/one-pound-miracle-baby-now-a-growing-boy

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Call us today 407-905-5454 to get involved in A Story of Faith the Making of the Movie