Monday, December 23, 2013

Baby goes home after being born at 23 weeks

Meghan Pacnya shortly after see was born (via WGNTV)
WGNTV shares the incredible story of a baby who is going home after being born prematurely at 23 weeks.   

Meghan’s mother 39-year-old Rene Pacyna ‘s water broke on July 9th and she learned she was delivering at just 23 weeks pregnant. She was at her own baby shower when she was rushed to Advocate Good Samaritan hospital.

Two days later, Meghan arrived at 15.3 ounces and 8 inches long. Doctors had no idea if she would live days or even hours. With only a 10% chance of surviving, each day was a gift.

The Pacynas had been trying for years to have a baby. They say they prayed a lot and took things one day at a time.

“You have to believe miracles happen,” Rene said.