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Michael Andrew

 

October 1, 1976

When I was pregnant 26 years ago, things were very different... I can remember all of it like it was yesterday...

I had the feeling that there was something wrong during my pregnancy, as it was my second and I did have something to compare. There were no routine ultrasounds then, so I carried my son oblivious to what was to come (the only thing I had to go on was my gut).

My doctor was a wonderful a caring, and he did tell me, after I deliver, that he did suspect anencephaly but did not see any reason to worry me or my husband. During my pregnancy, a doctor that was in practice with the doctor that I loved suspected twins, because I was hug (had enormous amount of amniotic fluid).

I delivered October 1, 1976, 16 days before my original due date. It was a very easy, natural delivery, but what devastating news my husband and I received...

Our son Michael Andrew was 4 Ż lb. and lived for 4 hours.

I asked to see my son, but the doctor advised us not to. He told us that he thought it best for us to remember him as being a perfect angel... That is one decision we have always regretted. Not to hold and comfort him for the short time he was with us...



Update:
After Michael Andrew, Amy and her husband have been blessed with two healthy kids.

 

Last updated 10 October 2007