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JHB Baby Born

Posted on 30th July 2013 at 15:49

9189579_448x252[1]Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband Daniel say she’s a “miracle,” born some nine weeks premature and facing some very serious medical issues, but little Abigail Rose Beutler is alive and holding her own at a neo-natal health care facility at Stanford University. Beutler reportedly gave birth on Monday, the 15th, delivering her little girl at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. It’s believed that Abigail Beutler is the first-ever live birth of a child with Potter’s Syndrome, a situation where the baby’s kidneys don’t develop, due to a lack of amniotic fluid. The situation had been diagnosed early in Beutler’s pregnancy. Beutler and her husband, Daniel, consulted with specialists at Johns Hopkins University, and she went through a series of saline treatments, replacing the missing amniotic fluid. Abigail responded to the treatments, and her lungs ended up fully developing. In all other cases of Potter’s Syndrome, the baby died, due to the lack of development in the baby’s lungs. It’s reported that Abigail is able to breathe on her own, but she still lacks development in her kidneys. The baby is now at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, where she’s undergoing specialized dialysis treatment. Doctors say that the case is “unprecedented,” and while it may not be successful in all instances of Potter’s Syndrome, it does appear to give clinicians another treatment option. In a prepared statement, Jaime and Daniel say that they’re grateful to all of the doctors who’ve helped to arrive at this result, they thank all of the people who sent prayers their way, and they also thank God for answering those prayers.