I don’t usually do this – but today I am compelled to write about a fellow blogger and the things she is going through right now. Diana over at http://www.hormonal-imbalances.com/ is pregnant with twin boys. On Friday, her water unexpectedly broke and she was hospitalized. Immediately the hospital told her she was losing the twins and they should induce. She was 18 weeks 5 days when it happened. Viability at the hospital she is at is considered at 24 weeks. However, using the power of choice she decided to fight to keep these boys alive – and said no. Isn’t that amazing, the power you have as a patient, to say no? I think a lot of people don’t realize that.
Every day since she checked in, she has been faced with more people telling her she is going to lose these babies. As soon as it seems like someone is on her side, someone else comes in to knock her back down again. But still she perseveres. She’s still at the hospital, she’s not in labor, and the babies? They are alive.
Diana is doing what a lot of us would do if faced with this decision – she is going against all odds to save her babies. One of the doctors today insinuated that it was her religion making her do this. However, guess what? Agnostic girl here – I’d be doing the exact same thing she is. It’s not about God or religion. It’s about a part of her that her and her husband created in love, FIGHTING to keep them alive. So what if? What if they make it? What if she would have said no and not even given them a chance?
Diana, I don’t pray in the same sense that you do, but you will be in my thoughts, with many positive thoughts sent your way. These boys have an amazing mama. Keep on keeping on.
I wish I could say more, but it’s hard to form the words. I just want to say that I have a really good feeling this story is going to have a positive outcome.