Baby birth changes the dad’s belief in God!
With rapid development in technology not many now believe in God and his miracles and same was the case with Nick Schnarr.
His wife Brooklyn had been pregnant with a very sick baby boy and they had learnt of it 3 to 4 months before the delivery. The doctors claimed that the child had water in his brain, scientifically called hydrocephalus.
The condition was severe and the water in the brain was as much as the doctors had lost hope and had made it evident that the couple should let go the child.
Brooklyn was soon changed to refer to the Cincinnati Children’s hospital where the doctors and nurses were experienced for their case. Brooklyn had relocated to Cincinnati for labor emergencies and Nick kept making rounds to keep track of the other two babies at home.
The pregnancy was so bad that doctors had stopped looking at the MRI reports and had exclaimed that the baby would hardly survive and if it does than it shall soon suffer and give up after birth. It was best to let go the child and the best solution was to give birth and choose to let go at the time best suited.
But something in Nick and Brooklyn kept them going. 15 minutes before going to the C-section Nick had another meeting with the doctor where the doctor taught them the ways to let go the child by pulling the breathing tube.
What happened next was astounding! The baby was born normal and without any defects.
The doctors and nurses who had years of experience in the field called it a miracle and that some good karma had played the role.
Nick was however thankful to the God for his existence and to the friends, family, and every person they ever knew because of whose prayers they had been able to live this miracle. Indeed Nick now believed in God and is thankful to him every single moment.
The father Nick Schnarr turns from his trust in science to his trust in God. He shared the whole experience in this powerful Facebook post, read below:
“Here’s the real story, in case you’ve heard. For the last nine months, my wife, Brooklyn has been pregnant with a very sick baby boy. Three or four months ago, we learned that the baby had severe hydrocephalus. Back in the old days, hydrocephalus was called, “water on the brain”…. too much brain fluid. Ultimately, we were referred to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where we were told, by several of the most highly regarded fetal specialists in the country, that his condition was dire. The baby’s condition was “off the charts bad”. It was so extreme, that the specialists stopped measuring and monitoring his brain’s fluid level because, at that point, it didn’t really matter. The MRI’s were sickening to look at. We were told, pointblank, that there was over a 90% chance that the baby would either die shortly after birth or have such severe cognitive impairments that any quality of life would be hard to imagine. We had a meeting with palliative care regarding the use of life sustaining measures, and had detailed, awful, and emotional discussions about the ethics of when we might need to remove or cease such measures – which would result in the baby “passing away peacefully”.
Brooklyn relocated to Cincinnati and lived in a hotel close to the hospital – in case she went into labor. I commuted back and forth, while trying to work and take care of Sophie and Lily at home. On July 8th Brooklyn did, indeed, go into labor. Literally, 15 minutes before they wheeled her back to start the C-section, we had another meeting with doctors regarding the use of a breathing tube and at what point we might need to remove that tube and let the baby go to heaven. Guess what?. .the baby came out crying – which was the sweetest sound I have ever heard.
In a nutshell, Charlie Edward Schnarr, stayed in infant intensive care until yesterday – when we all came home. He’s seems to be a normal, beautiful baby doing all the things that babies do. He has mild ventricular enlargement, but we can deal with that with checkups. How did this happen??… The doctors said, “we do not have and cannot come up with a medical explanation for what we’ve witnessed here”. Some how, his brain found a way to naturally “clear” the blockage or re-route the fluid that was causing the oppressive “back-up” of brain fluid. During the last week, I heard the word “divine intervention” and “miracle” more times than I could count. Nurses with decades of experience, and esteemed, nationally admired doctors were flabbergasted but jubilant. Because of the “domino effect” of friends, family, clients, colleagues and even strangers praying and asking others to pray for us, I do not doubt that there were thousands of people praying for us.
I’m a practical person that certainly believes in science and medical technology, but I absolutely know, from the bottom of my heart, that God was involved in this. I give ALL of the credit and glory to him. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, notes of encouragement, cards, texts, emails, and outpouring of love. Prayer is positively powerful. God is real, and he still performs miracles.