My pregnancy was a breeze, but on 4 March 2016 things suddenly changed when the doctor decided to do an emergency C-section. Our little girl had turned breech, the cord was wrapped around her neck twice and her heartbeat was slow, making it very dangerous. Mia-nè was born at 17:05 that day, four weeks premature. They took her away the moment she was born and put her on oxygen, telling me I would hold her as soon as she was better. I waited and waited. These were the most draining hours of my life. After three hours they told me she was not coping on her own.
I only saw my baby the next morning when my husband, Pieter, took me in a wheelchair to ICU. When we arrived my little girl was on a ventilator and a drip. Seeing her with all the machines and knowing that her life was in danger was one of the saddest things a new mommy can cope with.
The nights when we left the hospital I cried till the next morning. I was so afraid that I would not see her the next morning. We met a great nurse, though, who sent us SMSS through the nights to keep us aware of any changes.
Our little girl got a bleeding ulcer from the trauma she went through when she was only nine days old and they gave her a blood transfusion because she lost so much blood.
We prayed and tried to believe that God would heal our baby girl. There were days when her condition worsened and we didn’t know how to cope.
I prayed to God to heal our girl and I put my trust in Him for I knew that He would do a miracle for us, but some days I wondered if God had forgotten about us. My grandpa also prayed for her and we started a prayer group via Whatsapp where people family and friends from all over started praying with us. Although we went through a very rocky start and so many tears I believe that God used our little baby to touch the lives and hearts of so many people around her. The day that little Mia-nè came out of hospital I knew that so many more people believed in miracles again. She is our miracle baby. We would not have made it if it wasn’t for the great support network we had.
Every mother wishes for a healthy child and nothing in the world can prepare you for something like this. But being in God’s hand and having that promise that He will never forsake you is the best thing you can hold on to.
We made a promise to God to share her story and that we would tell the world about His healing hands. God still does miracles. SAMMY SMIT FROM SECUNDA
Little Mia-nè’s first few weeks were very traumatic