Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jethro's Story

There's a problem with his heart
He may not survive 'til birth
The heart is enlarging
There's no room for his lungs
The defect is severe
Frightened, alone, terrified of loss
Driven to my knees
Pray and pray
His story is his own
Finally, peace
Birth, sedation, intubation
Decisions, turmoil
Counsel, hope, the return of peace
Surgery, prayers
Nurses, doctors, excellent care
Recovery, therapy, growth
Doctor's visits, feeding tubes
Long hard days
Triumph at last
Joyful life