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My St. Mary's Experience

My St. Mary's Experience

My St. Mary's Experience


Thank You for Having a Wonderful Staff
Jacob's Nana

The story I want to tell you is about my grandson Jacob. Jacob was born at 27 weeks gestation, weighing 2 lbs. 9 oz. and 14 1/2 inches long.

After Jacob was born we were told he might not live through the weekend. With a lot of prayer he did make it through that weekend and the next 4 weeks when he was well enough to have surgery to close the valve in his tiny little heart. Two weeks later it was discovered that Jacob had a form of spinal meningitis and he was immediately sent to St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

We encouraged my daughter to keep her faith and hope up as many were telling us that Jacob might be blind, deaf, severely mentally and physically handicapped if he survived. I didn't give up my belief in Our Father above that he would pull Jacob through. Our prayers were answered. Jacob was in Indianapolis from October to January. In January he came home to Evansville, and was in the hospital only about a week and a half before going home.

This September Jacob will be 3 yrs old. He is a beautiful child full of energy, love, smiles, and mischief. He seems to draw people to him. Jacob is now crawling, pulling up on everything, talking, and even though he has mild cerebal palsy, he is going to walk very soon. He is truly "OUR MIRACLE"!

I personally want to thank all the nurses and doctors that were involved with Jacob's care for all the help and effort they put in to keeping our little boy alive. I would especially like this story to be told to all the mothers in the NICU that are struggling to keep their faith and hopes up with their baby that is very ill, or has very little chance to survive. Don't give up and keep praying because Our Lord does hear prayers and He will do what is best -you must believe that.

Thank You St. Mary's for having a wonderful staff.

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