Dec 13, 2004 - 6:38 pm
I just wanted to share some happy news with all of you. My Dad received the greatest incentive to fight this beast on Friday, December 3rd at 4:13 am when my daughter gave birth to a baby girl. 7lbs 15 oz, 20 inches long. Her name is Kassidy Ava. I was there for the delivery and it was truly amazing. There were some very scary moments when the baby's heart rate was very high and then very low and the Doctor was going to do an emergency c-section but held out for a few more pushes. He did call in the neonatal intensive care doctors to be on standby which scared the hell out of me. It was the most beautiful thing I have experienced. I watched my first grandchild come into the world.
My Dad wanted to come to the hospital while she was in labor but we were afraid of having him in a place full of ill people. He did come to see her the next day for a few minutes. My mom said that when they left my father said that he is going to start fighting even harder because he wants to be around to watch his first great grandchild grow up.
My daughter is only 19 years old and still in college. We were concerned when she first told us about the pregnancy but God works in mysterious ways and I believe everything happens for a reason. Maybe my daughter was meant to provide this bit of incentive to my Dad. I like to think so.
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to All,