Doctors Say He Has A Less Than 10% Chance Of Survival, But We Know God Can Do Anything!
At just one pound, eight ounces, Haiden and is still fighting for his life in a Miami hospital. Parents, Chase and Emily Morgan, were aboard a seven day Royal Caribbean cruise celebrating their three year old daughter’s birthday when Emily went into early labor.
Haiden wasn’t due until December 19th, but as all parents know, children tend to operate on their own schedule. The cruise ship was between Florida and Puerto Rico when labor began. Emily thought maybe it was a false labor, but after her and her husband saw blood, they called in the medical staff.
Emily told the AP, “At 1:20 a.m. the doctor came over, looked at me and said, ‘keep your legs closed, don’t push because we are not porting for another 14 hours. And I said, ‘I am pushing because this baby is coming, I know!'”
Sure enough, Haiden entered the world a short 30 minutes later. The doctors and medical staff took the little baby away immediately after birth, telling Emily that he was dead, and that she had miscarried. They refused to let her see her son, despite her pleas. Emily insisted that she needed to see her baby, dead or alive.
Finally, 45 minutes later, the staff came back with Haiden, who was wrapped in towels, still wet from birth, wearing a tiny oxygen mask over his face. They told Emily that he had survived the birth, but he was not expected to live for very much longer.
As the hours passed, Emily requested that the staff gently clean him up, and give him new towels. She helped them tuck warm saline packs around little Haiden to form a makeshift incubator.
Join us in prayer for the Morgan family: For Haiden’s survival, and for a peace and perseverance no matter the outcome!