On July 13, 2009, my husband and I went to my OBGYN to find out if we were going to have a boy or a girl. We had it in our heads that it was a girl. A friend of mine previously performed an ultrasound and determined, from her best judgment, that it was a girl. So needless to say we were very excited to hear it was a little boy. The excitement was only for a brief moment. Dr. Mixson, my OBGYN, came in to deliver some bad news about abnormalities he had seen in the ultrasound. We were immediately sent to Jacksonville, FL to get an Amniocentesis test. What a ride that was!! Our lives were changed forever. It took a couple of days for the test to come back and it was determined that our little boy was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, also known as Edward’s syndrome. We were told that our child was not going to live very long. The doctors told us some live a few days or months, but that most children did not make it through birth. As you probably are thinking, this was traumatic news.
It is now two months later. In the past two months we have had an outpour of love, prayers and support. In times like this you could question where God is in all of this, but he definitely shows up in the awesome people he surrounds you with. We have had many doctors’ appointments and all the doctors have been very informative and sensitive to all of our needs, but they cannot offer much, or any, hope. We are trying to stay as positive as we can and celebrate what life he may have. We have really enjoyed watching my belly grow and seeing and feeling him move the past two months. We have our good days and bad days, but we just have to trust that God has a plan. For the next two months we will just take one day at a time and put all our hope in God.
God always has a plan, even if we can't see it clearly. This is an inspiring story, thank you.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012
To the family of Trey;
I wish you the very best. I too know what it is like having a baby with Trisomy 18. My daugher
Sarah K. Edwards went to sleep March 30th 2010.
Acts 24:15 is a promise from God of a resurrection of the just and unjust.
Do you think that there will one day be no more sickness? No more death?? Revlation 21:4 answers that question. It reads, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." This verse tells us that all of pain, death, sorrow are going to be gone. In Isaiah 33:24 tells us that no one will say, "I am sick".
I hope that this gives you hope of a better future with your precious Trey. Thank you for reading my letter. If you would like to talk my email is on my daughers Sarah K. Edwards legacy page.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010
Prayers for baby Trey and his whole family.
Sat, Oct 03, 2009
God bless you all! Continue to trust God-He is with you every step of the way. We are praying for you and believing with you for God's plan to unfold!
Thu, Oct 01, 2009
Christina you are such a beautiful, strong, and inspiring person! You and your family are in our prayers! We love you guys!!!
Mon, Sep 28, 2009
I love you guys!!!
Mon, Sep 28, 2009
As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed." Romans 10:11
Your faithfulness is evident to all of us and your courage is an inspiration.
We love you and you occupy our constant prayers.
Nicki Levin - Hurtado
Thu, Sep 24, 2009
I am so in awe of your strength and courage. You are an inspiration to me. I love you Christina and I will be thinking of you and Baby Trey daily. I wish you peace.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009
WC and Tink-
Right now, along with Trey, you are all my heros! I keep him and your family in your prayers everyday. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your lives, as a sister to Christina and a "aunt" to both Trey and Ellie. I love you all very much and just because I am far doesnt mean that you can count on me any less.
My God Bless your family.
With all my Love-
Wed, Sep 23, 2009
I love you both!!
Brandy Faulk DeBerry
Mon, Sep 21, 2009
Your in my thoughts and prayers!
Love you guys!
Sat, Sep 19, 2009
I have never loved a baby so much (other than my own) who I haven't even met. What a blessing you have been to so many people and you aren't even born yet! Your Mommy and Daddy and little sister Elie love you so much as do all the wonderful people in your life. It amazes me how such a little man can touch so many lives! You have some pretty awesome parents and I feel blessed every day to have them in my life. I can't wait to meet you Trey and see all the amazing blessings you have in store for everyone!
Sat, Sep 19, 2009
I love you little man and cant wait to meet you, soo many people's lives have been touched watching your mommy and daddy love you even before you were born, I am expecting big things from your little life!!!!
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