UPDATE: Because the NICU at Children’s Hospital is full, Janessa will not be induced tonight. They will let her know on a daily basis if there is any room in the NICU, and when there is a place for Edward, she will be induced.
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My husband’s brother, Adam, and his wife, Janessa, are going to have a baby tomorrow. They are going into the hospital tonight to begin induction of labor.
They have known for awhile that their baby boy, Edward, will have some unique challenges to overcome, as he was diagnosed with arthrogryposis (severe contractures of his arms and legs) at their 20-week ultrasound.
However, more recent tests have shown that his difficulties will be more severe than they originally thought. Swelling of his face and neck, deformities of his jaw and chest may cause severe breathing difficulties.
Please pray for our nephew today. And, please pray for his parents, too. They may have some difficult decisions to make, and are asking for guidance, clarity, and peace throughout this difficult journey.