August 25th 2020 was the start of my story...
Around 11:00am I had some sudden fatigue. I was carrying my first son, second pregnancy no complications . I was 32 weeks pregnant when I was rushed to the nearest Hospital. I was home alone with my first born baby girl who is 4yrs old. None of my family relatives knew what was going on. I had called my mom before my daughter dialed 911. Rushed into the OR(operation room) they began to do my c-section. My pulse was very low seems like I was having an internal aneurysm. Once they open up they realize baby is still in sac. Placenta was fine uterus was fine. Doctor took out my son. This point I was sedated and completely asleep. My son was born at 12:12pm and was deceased for 3 min. Neurologist was able to resuscitate along with other nurses. My son had no oxygen and was put on breathing tubes. He suffered numerous seizures and doctors didn’t give him much time. As for me, I was bleeding out internally due to a medical term called SAA (splenic Artery Aneurism) My husband along with family were told I wouldn’t last 24hours. I received 28 blood transfusions. Doctors said if I did not coagulate within 24 hours I wouldn’t stay in this life. As God had other plans because here I am today writing this tragic story in which God saved me. I was open in my abdominal area for 3 days and in a medically induced coma. My son was in ICU battling for his own life. 7 hours after surgery my body started to react. Doctors expected me to have some sort of brain injury or physical impediment. On the 4th day I was able to understand what I had gone through. I started to recuperate very fast. The doctors and nurses would call me “Miracle” as I had no hope in their eyes. Once again God had other plans for me. On the 5th day I was finally able to walk to NICU and see my son. So many tubes yet I was so filled with faith that my son would overcome like I did. Devin had 2 EEG’s done one week apart. September 4th my husband and I had to face a parents worst nightmare. The news that our son was medically brain dead. Our hearts broke. We prayed so much for our son. When was the right time we didn’t know. One thing was certain in our humanly power was to let go and let God. We decided that If our son wouldn’t be the little boy we dreamed of on earth then we would let God decide for us. September 6th we did the hardest thing a parent should never have to go through. We let go and let God.
Our Devin is now in heaven. We prayed from the min we found out to his last breath. We called out to God. We weren’t on the best terms with God. Our son showed us that with God everything is possible he changed his parents his family and even nurses in the NICU faith with God. Devins testimony as well as mine has reached Church’s in NYC, California, Australia and Colombia. My son is a worrier he fought until his last breath. As parents we held him although it wasn’t how we would of desired. The nurses in the NICU were extremely loving and caring. Devins room was so warm and Gods presence was felt said by a nurse who wasn’t a believer. We don’t have our Devin on this earth. Devin is walking streets of Gold and rejoicing with our Lord and talking with family members that have already gone to heaven. We his parents are walking in faith to one day see Devin James Reyes again whole and cured. My circumstance is one in a million. Chances of survival are none to 1%. I thank God for giving me the peace to know where my son is. As a mother I hurt. I have days where I wonder how it would have been to have my one and only son. I cry. I scream. Our God never forsakes us. He is always present. For those mothers that don’t have their babies I pray God comforts you how he did to me. I pray you feel his holy presence and peace that surpasses all understanding. I can’t give you a testimony where we live happily ever after. But... I have a testimony where I can finish raising my daughter on earth and one day I will meet with my beloved son Devin James again...
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My heart breaks as I read your blog post. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my daughter a little over 14 years ago when she was born 15 weeks too soon. Sending you a million hugs and prayers as you navigate this road ahead!
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