Her Infant Was Supposed to Die Very Shortly After the Birth…But Miracle Happened!
The news of a baby on the way is often joyous news that is celebrated with friends and loved ones. It is a time in a person’s life when transformation and growth can fill life with hope and excitement. It was exactly the same for Brooklyn Schnarr and her husband Nick until they received the horrifying news that her infant was suppose to die very shortly after the birth.
Young couple was shocked after getting terrible news that their son has hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition that causes a severe amount of fluid build up inside the brain. The increased amount of fluid makes the ventricles of the brain enlarge. When this happens it puts pressure on the tissues of the brain. The damage done by hydrocephalus are typically extreme and include cognitive and motor impairments. It is possible for someone at any age to develop hydrocephalus for any number of reasons. However, there are between one and two cases of hydrocephalus in every 1,000 babies.
When Brooklyn Schnarr heard that her unborn son had hydrocephalus, she immediately sprang to action. She wanted to do everything possible to give her son the medical care and attention that he would need. When she and her husband were recommended to a the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, that is where they went. Brooklyn even stayed at a hostel near the hospital so that she could be close in case she went into labor. Nick commuted back and forth while also taking care of their two other children. They were determined to give this pregnancy the best possible chance for success.
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After the birth treatments and options were discussed extensively with their team of medical professionals. Even uneasy topics such as how to let the baby pass peacefully were tossed around. Brooklyn and Nick were informed that their child had only a 10% chance of survival. They were also told that if the baby were to survive, it would almost definitely be with a very poor quality of life. In cases where cognitive impairments are severe, this means that home and family life also change drastically.
After having received expert medical care and being given a realistic list of options and expectations, it was finally time for Brooklyn to give birth. Everyone had been told that the baby would need a great deal of medical attention once it was out. The Schnarrs, along with their supportive medical staff, had even discussed ventilation and ventilation removal for the baby once he was delivered. However, when the baby emerged into the world, something amazing happened. He cried. All on his own.
Charlie Edward Schnarr came into the world crying and healthy. Much to the amazement of everyone involved. He is now a healthy baby boy who seems to be doing all of the normal things that a baby his age would do. He had enlarged ventricles, but they were not as severe as the initial test and scans lead the doctors to so confidently believe. In fact, Charlie’s condition can now be monitored with regular doctor’s visits. After a short stay in the NCIU, Charlie was able to go home with his family.
So, what was it that lead to the miraculous and remarkable recovery? Was it a redirection of fluid? Could Charlie’s body have balanced itself before he entered the world? Was it a case of misread tests and scans? Or could it be an actual miracle? The medical staff and physicians involved in the case admit that they were baffled by the astonishing turn of events. Whatever it was, it was an unbelievable gift to expecting parents-a healthy baby boy.