Authored by: Rachel-Danes-Panfil : Contributor for The Mighty

Being a parent can be scary alone for a normal couple. Imagine you were told your infant would be born with a serious birth defect, or something happened last few weeks of the pregnancy that changed things dramatically. With Short Bowel Syndrome, at birth, parents are often told to prepare for the worse, and if their child was to make it, it would be a very difficult road ahead moving forward. This mother does a good job of explaining her story of being told her child might not make it. It is terrifying and heartbreaking for any parent to hear this news. Yet we also must accept it as a part of a natural life.

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