Dad Writes Heartbreaking Tribute To Wife Who Is Carrying Baby Without Brain To Term

An Oklahoma father paid tribute to his pregnant wife’s selflessness in a beautiful viral post. On Feb. 17, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri, on Facebook. The photo shows Keri, who is seven months pregnant with their second child, sleeping peacefully on their couch. In the long caption, Royce explained why his wife is so inspiring to him and shared the tearjerking details of this pregnancy. Keri is pregnant with a baby girl, whom she and her husband have decided to name Eva. Tragically, the couple learned at their 19-week ultrasound that their daughter did not have a brain. Royce described that moment in his Facebook post. “Somehow through full body ugly crying, Keri looked up and asked, ‘If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?’ ... There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily got lifted out of the moment and just stood in awe of her. I was a spectator to my own life, watching a superhero find her superpowers. In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help. It’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever experienced. In the eight years we’ve been married (and 15 years together) I’ve had a lot of moments stop me in my tracks where I thought, “holy crap, this woman I’m married to, lucky me.” But this one was different. It hit me that not onl...
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In conclusion, the association between allopurinol and teratogenicity appears to be weak and limited to two reports with uncertain causality. However, the available data are insufficient to make a certain judgement, and as allopurinol treatment evolves, report and prospective follow-up of all exposed infants (i.e. deviant and normal cases) should be encouraged.
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Authors: Chen H, Zhang J, Qin F, Chen X, Jiang X Abstract Relationship between serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and pregnancy-induced hypertension syndrome (PIH) was investigated. One hundred and twenty patients with PIH treated in the First People's Hospital of Chengdu (60 cases of mild preeclampsia, 60 cases of severe preeclampsia) were enrolled in the study. The control group included 60 women with normal singleton pregnancy. Serum hs-CRP and microalbuminuria (mALB) levels were measured by an AU5800 automatic biochemical analyzer (Beckerman Coulter), and the risk factors were analyzed by ROC curv...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Shu W, Li H, Gong H, Zhang M, Niu X, Ma Y, Zhang X, Cai W, Yang G, Wei M, Yang N, Li Y Abstract Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disease characterized by hypertension as well as proteinuria after the 20th week of pregnancy. Animal models are effective tools for studying the pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and treatment methods of preeclampsia. The present study sought to establish and evaluate a preeclampsia-like Sprague Dawley (SD) rat model using N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). Rats were randomly assigned to 7 groups (n=10 in each): Control rats and rats treated with low-dose L-NAME (40 m...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Fu M, Li D Abstract Effects of general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia on the postoperative cognitive functions in pregnant women with dystocia were investigated. Postoperative cognitive functions of 84 dystocia pregnant women treated with cesarean section were retrospectively analyzed. Patients who received general anesthesia were included in group A (n=42), and those who received general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia were included in group B (n=42). Mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and bispectral index (BIS) at different time-points after anesthesia in the two gro...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, postnatal high-fat diet aggravated the prenatal dexamethasone-induced liver steatosis in adult rat offspring via inflammation, oxidative stress and cellular apoptosis, which may be ameliorated by prenatal melatonin therapy. PMID: 30112044 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Most patients going through IVF treatment are fed up of hearing the advice that they should just relax and not get stressed out.Everyone knows that stress is not good for you , and no one chooses to be stressed, but telling people to relax is hardly helpful. After all, how do you implement advice like that? Stress is a completely normal human psychological response – especially when you are going through an expensive  treatment like IVF, where the outcome is so uncertain.I'm a strong believer in the fact that it's not stress which affects fertility - it's the infertility which causes stress . I ’m sure if ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Cihan Kaya, Ismail Alay, Şükrü Yildiz, Murat Ekin, Levent Yaşar
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Miguel A. Saavedra, Roxana Romo-Rodríguez, Sergio R. Gutiérrez-Ureña, Dafhne Miranda-Hernández, Lilia I. Hernández-Cruz, Luis J. JaraAbstractSpondyloarthritis (SpA) are a heterogeneous group of chronic inflammatory joint diseases that includes several clinical subgroups. SpA can affect women in the reproductive stage so pregnancy can influence the course of the disease and SpA can affect the maternal-fetal outcome. The treatment of SpA has changed dramatically in recent years and the use of targete...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Many infertile patients get major heartburn when they realize that they aren't able to afford test tube baby treatments because they are so expensive. They can't understand why IVF doctors charge so much, and lots of patients end up thinking of IVF clinics as being greedy.Patients need to understand that part of test tube baby treatment is clinical – and this is what the patient sees. This includes: consultations, blood tests, ultrasound scans, egg collection, and embryo transfer.However, the heart of the IVF treatment is the IVF laboratory, and the patient doesn ’t get to see what goes on behind the scenes in ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: The present study showed that there is no relationship between GBS infections (P-value = 0.235) and T. vaginalis. PMID: 30112154 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
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