September 10, 2018

Positivity: Doctors Told Couple Their Son Was Terminal and to Have Abortion. After His Birth They Were Proven Wrong

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Iowa (related Fox News video is here):

AUG 31, 2018, 6:15PM

In an instant, an Iowa couple’s worst fears changed into overwhelming joy when a doctor announced that their newborn son had been misdiagnosed with a fatal brain condition.

Baby Matthew Corpstein is doing better than expected more than a month after his parents, Drew and Ariann, thought they would lose him, Christian News Network reports.

Doctors initially predicted that the infant would die soon after birth of a fatal brain condition called semilobar holoprosencephaly. But a day after Matthew was born, doctors realized that the baby boy had been misdiagnosed.

Now, the Iowa infant is expected to live a long, full life.

Ariann Corpstein was about 13 weeks into her pregnancy when tests revealed that something might be wrong with baby Matthew, she told Fox News. By 20 weeks, more tests indicated that he likely was missing most of his brain.

The Corpsteins were told that their son probably would die within a few days of his birth, and doctors encouraged them to consider having a late-term abortion.

Here’s more from the report:

They were recommended two options, both of which meant ending their baby’s life: obtain an abortion, or induce premature labor now in the hospital.

However, Ariann knew that she couldn’t take the matter into her own hands. She and her husband determined to trust God, no matter the outcome.

“I’m so glad that she was so strong in her foundation,” Drew told Fox & Friends on Thursday. “For me, it was very difficult. … I had always been pro-life. Abortion was never in my mind as an option. [But] when you’re told that your baby’s brain isn’t developing and they will be a vegetable on machines, maybe not hear, see, smell, you question [what to do].”

“Ariann never wavered,” he said, his voice breaking as he fought tears, expressing gratitude.

On July 29, Ariann gave birth and named her son Matthew, which means “gift from God.”

Go here for the rest of the story.

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