Having a baby - Aria MacDonald

Having a baby

Sometimes, just this year though, I have let my mind wander to a time when Aria will not be on TPN.  BUT never do we talk about marriage or babies until I clicked on hope today.

Read the link when you have a moment but in short it is about the a lady who received a small bowel transplant in 2002 and last christmas eve became the first small bowel transplant recipient to give birth.  WOW such hope.  This comes after a chat with my friend Debs, who is training to be a midwife, telling me about ladies in NZ having babies after having liver transplants as children.  Sorry Sam if you are reading this, I have been meaning to tell you for awhile!!

Unfortunately for Aria her condition is genetic so there is a 50% likely hood that she will pass it on to her kids.  IVF will probably be the way to go for her although I am hoping by that stage they will be able to test her eggs rather than the embryos. 

But still this gives us lots of hope that bowel transplant and liver kids can go on to lead normal lives and be parents!  That’s just awesome :D

4 Responses to “Having a baby”

  1. Deborah says:

    Woohoo that is cool, had a quick squizz at the article and thats so awesome!! yay praying for the day that that comes true
    xox Debs

  2. Lisa Robertson says:

    thats a beautiful story, you should be very encouraged – hope is a very good thing! I hope Aria is feeling well and happy after her big week last week and the MacDonald family are enjoying their weekend!

  3. Kat says:

    That is fantastic!

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11