Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jonathan Mitchell- our son

Many of you have received this in email for those who have not:

Hi friends and family,
We went in for an early ultra sound today and found out we are having a boy. His name is Jonathan Mitchell. It means Gift of God.
Unfortunately, that is not our only news. We also found out that our little boy has anencephaly which is a neural tube defect in which the brain does not form. He may not make it to term and will not survive outside the womb. His body may continue to grow as it should because his brain stem tells him so and I provide enough nutrients to do so.
Our current plan is to carry him as long as possible at which point I will birth him and Zack and I will hold him for as long as he is alive. Usually its only a few minutes.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. We prefer to communicate over email at this time as talking tends to be harder. But in a few days or so if you'd like to call we'd love to hear from you at 503-352-4180.
Love, Jaimey, Zack, Grayson and Jonathan


1snappyfamily said...

We are so sorry you are going through this. Jonathon must be a very, very special boy. Can't wait to see you guys! We love you so very much!

Heidi said...

Oh, Jaimey! My heart goes out to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

(((Hugs))) There are really no words that I can offer of comfort other than I will be praying for your family.

I do have a blog of another family that shared the pregnancy and life of their little boy both during his time in the womb and life outside. It is full of encouragement for the journey you may be facing.

Another site that shares her journey as her son was given no hope and now he has had a miraculous surgery and is home: