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10-ounce newborn defying survival odds at Mobile. (Sympathy to the family on the Child's passing)
Ledger-Enquirer ^ | March 4, 2005 | AP

Posted on 03/05/2005 3:19:49 AM PST by beaversmom

MOBILE, Ala. - A medical team at the University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital have closely monitored the progress of a newborn who weighed only 10 ounces at birth on Feb. 15.

His parents, Phillip and Monica Whitlock, said tiny Malachi Andreas Whitlock is so far holding his own.

"I feel he's got 100 percent chance of survival," his father said.

They said they chose the name Malachi because it's one of the smallest books of the Bible, and Malachi means "messenger of God."

"He's so small, and he's sent a message to us of what love is," the father said.

Dr. Fabien Eyal, the director of USA's neonatal intensive care unit, said, "Everybody's pulling for him, but we know they're in for a very tough time."

Monica Whitlock had an emergency cesarean section after developing high blood pressure.

Malachi, at 10 ounces, weighed about 290 grams at birth. Most babies placed in the unit, Eyal said, weigh around 400 grams. One baby, born at 350 grams, did survive and went home this week.

Eyal attributed the "incredibly low birth weight" to the fact that Malachi stopped growing before his birth. He put Malachi's actual development at 20 weeks at the time of birth.

The normal gestation period is 40 weeks.

Eyal said babies born at 22 to 24 weeks are at "the limit of viability."


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freeple; jimroblist; malachi; miracle; preemies
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To: beaversmom
Go Malachi! You can do it kid.

God blesss the family and help this kid pull through.

21 posted on 03/05/2005 8:14:24 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: newsgatherer

Ah, that's great.


22 posted on 03/05/2005 9:59:52 AM PST by beaversmom (Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming)
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To: beaversmom
And thank you for a wonderful story.

How about joining in supporting HR-552?

23 posted on 03/05/2005 12:06:42 PM PST by newsgatherer
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To: beaversmom; Texas Termite; LaDivaLoca; wingnuts'nbolts; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; ...
A medical team at the University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital have closely monitored the progress of a newborn who weighed only 10 ounces at birth on Feb. 15. ...........They said they chose the name Malachi because it's one of the smallest books of the Bible, and Malachi means "messenger of God."

Prayers needed for yet another WONDERFUL tiny baby!!!

24 posted on 03/05/2005 12:12:11 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Praying.


25 posted on 03/05/2005 12:16:26 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Brad's Gramma

prayer bump


26 posted on 03/05/2005 12:16:44 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Brad's Gramma

prayer bump


27 posted on 03/05/2005 12:16:49 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: newsgatherer

What do I have to do?


28 posted on 03/05/2005 12:30:46 PM PST by beaversmom (Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT!!!!!!!


29 posted on 03/05/2005 12:30:57 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Brad's Gramma
Prayers up!

Thanks for the ping ya goofball!

30 posted on 03/05/2005 12:46:27 PM PST by Eaker (stop and kick dirt on these n00bs actin like b00bs.......:o) - Squantos 18-Feb-05 -)
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To: MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma
Heavenly Father, we return to praise Your Name that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank You for blessing the hearts and lives of this young couple ... under gird them as they minister to their beloved child ... strengthen them for the long days and nights ahead ... reward their love and their fierce determination, O God ... may they know wondrous joy when finally they are able to take Malachi home.

Protect this little one, Merciful Father, in his daily struggles ... protect his heart and his lungs, every aspect of his tiny body. Give the greatest wisdom to the Doctors and nurses who tend him ... let all gather round as one in their determination to see this child prosper and grow. We seek Your favor upon this little one and his family, O God ... may he grow in grace and in the knowledge of his Lord, the Author of his life. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen ...

31 posted on 03/05/2005 12:48:13 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: beaversmom

A beautiful story. I hope he survives.


32 posted on 03/05/2005 12:49:40 PM PST by Minuteman23
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To: Brad's Gramma

33 posted on 03/05/2005 1:09:03 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: 4woodenboats; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...
10-ounce newborn defying survival odds at Mobile
Ledger-Enquirer ^ | March 4, 2005 | AP
 

Posted on 03/05/2005 6:19:49 AM EST by beaversmom
 

MOBILE, Ala. - A medical team at the University of South Alabama's Children's & Women's Hospital have closely monitored the progress of a newborn who weighed only 10 ounces at birth on Feb. 15.

His parents, Phillip and Monica Whitlock, said tiny Malachi Andreas Whitlock is so far holding his own.

"I feel he's got 100 percent chance of survival," his father said.

 

Ping to the Prayer Warriors!!

Prayers that this little miracle will continue to defy the odds.

Thank you for pinging me, Pegita!

(Trussell is currently away from the computer. Please ping me to any prayer requests until she returns. Thank you!)

34 posted on 03/05/2005 1:40:21 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to everyone that contributed to Operation Easter/Passover!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Fight and fight heart sweet Malachi...Messenger of God. You have a job on this earth and you must do it so we are praying for you and your recovery. Logan did it and we are praying you will too. God bless your little heart.


35 posted on 03/05/2005 1:52:07 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust and admire Rush. He has done more for this country than he will ever know. God bless him.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Fight and fight hard sweet Malachi...Messenger of God. You have a job on this earth and you must do it so we are praying for you and your recovery. Logan did it and we are praying you will too. God bless your little heart.


36 posted on 03/05/2005 1:52:23 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust and admire Rush. He has done more for this country than he will ever know. God bless him.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Prayers for this tiny baby.


37 posted on 03/05/2005 2:00:03 PM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: hocndoc

What is the lower limit based on alveolar development?


38 posted on 03/05/2005 2:14:34 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I join you and the others in prayer for tiny Malachi.

Matt 18:20


39 posted on 03/05/2005 2:19:35 PM PST by glock rocks (WYGIWYG)
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To: Pio
Clearly, the GE 3-D ultrasound pictures have them rattled.

Very soon -- in fact, it's already happening -- the pro-abortion rhetoric will transition from 'it's not a person / just a blob of tissue / etc.' to 'Of course abortion is taking a life, but it's justified by such-and-such circumstances'. The question of where life begins will cease being an issue, because they'll no longer dispute it. The baby-killers will be much more bold and straightforward about their support of murder-for-convenience.

40 posted on 03/05/2005 2:23:29 PM PST by Sloth (I don't post a lot of the threads you read; I make a lot of the threads you read better.)
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