Friday, October 24, 2008

A Tiny Fighter

I would like to introduce you to the newest member of Randall's family: Abiola "Gabriel" Lawal. His mom, Amanda was not even 6 months along in her pregnancy when the doctors had to do a cesarean yesterday. Amanda had severe Preeclampsia which you can read more about here. As you can imagine, Amanda seemed very nervous and worried as the doctors tried to decide what to do. The family that was up at the hospital circled around her and said a prayer while we waited to hear more from the doctors. We are so lucky to have an amazing Lord to go to in our times of need and our times of joy. The doctors determined that an emergency cesarean was the best option for both baby and mom. Little Gabriel came out crying, which the doctors didn't expect in one so small, and said that it was a good sign. Gabriel weighed in at a whopping 1.4 pounds! Mother and baby were doing fine when I left the hospital last night. The doctors said Amanda may get worse before she gets better. Your prayers would be much appreciated for both mom, that she may heal from the surgery and the Preeclamsia quickly, and also for Gabriel that he continue to grow healthy and strong!

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