Monday, October 29, 2012

The Miracle of life: Jordan Carey’s heart story

For many young couples the discovery that you are pregnant can be shocking, especially when you are trying to achieve career and academic goals, before having children. Often times, it can be considered an unwelcome addition and even a burden.

For Joretta, a medical student, and D’Angelo, a banker, the discovery that Joretta was pregnant was rather surprising. In fact, she originally thought she had the flu. Joretta was at home, in Freeport Grand Bahama, studying for a major medical exam. She had planned to return abroad once she would have completed this phase of her studies. Upon the discovery of the new baby, the plan was now to remain at home until her baby was 6 months old; by this time she would have completed breastfeeding. She would then resume and complete her studies in a year and a half. Subsequently, she would return home and this family could carry on with their lives as they planned. However, things did not go as planned.

In August 2010, Joretta gave birth to a handsome little boy at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama. She and D’Angelo named him Jordan; his name is a combination of both their names. Hours after Jordan’s birth, the pediatrician informed the family that there was an issue with Jordan’s gastrointestinal tract. Jordan was prepared to be airlifted to the Princess Margaret Hospital for medical care the following day.

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