What It’s Really Like To Parent A Child With A Chronic Illness

My son William persevered from the womb.

My mobility was limited during my pregnancy due to placenta previa, several previous miscarriages and acute bronchitis. Running to the emergency room every month because I was bleeding forced my husband and I to expedite our wedding plans, from two years down to a few months, as we tried to accept the harsh reality that I might not survive after a mandatory Cesarean.

Thankfully, William was a healthy 8 pounds, 11 ounces. I was given an emergency blood transfusion right after the delivery.

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