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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."


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1 posted on 03/05/2005 3:19:50 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Admin Moderator

Would it be possible to correct my typos in the title?
Should be "Defying" and "Odds". Sorry about that.


2 posted on 03/05/2005 3:21:15 AM PST by beaversmom (Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming)
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To: beaversmom

Democrat response: "Quick! suck the baby's brains out before it is too late."


3 posted on 03/05/2005 3:24:17 AM PST by Pio (There was no Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church)
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To: Pio

They must really hate these stories about babies being able to survive at younger and younger gestation.


4 posted on 03/05/2005 3:26:16 AM PST by beaversmom (Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming)
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To: beaversmom

BABIES are SO CUTE ! (Well most of them anyways! )
I hope he has no long term health effects, hopefully everything goes smooth.


5 posted on 03/05/2005 3:28:52 AM PST by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: beaversmom

Clearly, the GE 3-D ultrasound pictures have them rattled. The little babies that they claim feel no pain when their limbs get ripped off, can be seen kicking, feeling their own face and sucking their thumb at 3 months.


6 posted on 03/05/2005 3:30:51 AM PST by Pio (There was no Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church)
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To: beaversmom

Must be the second or third smallest.


7 posted on 03/05/2005 3:38:46 AM PST by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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To: beaversmom

My youngest neice was born 2 months early and 2 pounds - and she's a viable wonderful child today.

I won't get in the argument of abortion - but the medical community has provided ways of preventing birth for years, and there is of course the dimwit dreading "no sex" that helps out too.

This child is loved and wanted and will thrive under that. Thank you Beversmom for posting it. I missed it when I read my local paper, The Ledger-Enquirer, yesterday on the web.


8 posted on 03/05/2005 3:40:44 AM PST by Jo5329 (Still hunting a good one!)
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To: Pio

I'm a first time parent with a 2yr old. For me, hearing and seeing that pulsing blip. "That's the heart." I cried with joy! It solidified my position like a rock to advocate life.


9 posted on 03/05/2005 3:42:55 AM PST by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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To: beaversmom; trussell

ping.


10 posted on 03/05/2005 3:45:32 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: endthematrix; Jo5329

FYI..this Sunday night on National Geographic, there's a program showing the new 4D ultrasound pics of the fetus...well worth watching..


11 posted on 03/05/2005 3:54:29 AM PST by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL..)
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To: Brad's Gramma

ping


12 posted on 03/05/2005 3:59:05 AM PST by beaversmom (Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming)
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To: beaversmom

NICU graduate bump

Those parents and baby Malachi are in for a long fight. Prayers that they make it. It can be done. Having a child fighting for his or her life in NICU teaches parents much about life, love and themselves.


13 posted on 03/05/2005 3:59:28 AM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: Unknown Freeper
I had a child that was a primmer and two grandchildren that were born at 6 and 7 months. There were babies in NICU that were no bigger than my hand. The ones that had the best chance of survival were the ones that had a family member come every day and spend as much time as allowed to touch and later hold and feed.

I believe that every woman should have to visit a NICU unit before any abortion could be preformed.
14 posted on 03/05/2005 4:13:39 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: mariabush

make that preemie!


15 posted on 03/05/2005 4:15:19 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: mariabush

Mariabush, I agree with you. My daughter was in there for two months. Women would gain a greater appreciation for how fragile life is. They also would learn what angels and professionals the NICU staff are. They are amazing.


16 posted on 03/05/2005 4:17:22 AM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: ken5050

Yes...it's a 2 hour program. The Tiggywinkle's are watching.


17 posted on 03/05/2005 4:49:47 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: beaversmom
I have just placed this up as a story on Christian-news-in-maine.com, with a link back here so that our readers can enjoy and learn from FreePer comments.
Christian-news-in-maine.com is a family paper. please ping me if flamers start profaning the article or the messengers.
Thank you,
Jake
18 posted on 03/05/2005 6:44:28 AM PST by newsgatherer
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
I must record as well.....If you see a thread on it here, kindly give me a ping....

regards, and have a great weekend..

19 posted on 03/05/2005 7:03:10 AM PST by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL..)
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To: endthematrix
"I'm a first time parent with a 2yr old. For me, hearing and seeing that pulsing blip. "That's the heart." I cried with joy! It solidified my position like a rock to advocate life."

Same here...what struck me was the ferocity of that little heartbeat.

What also stuck me was how my second boy jammed his hand in his mouth 5 seconds after passing out of Mommy. He's 5 months old now and still does it...but he's probably been sucking on that fist for 10 months now....5 months inside Mommy and 5 months outside Mommy.

As we said in the Army, "Same sh*t, different day."

If you think about what abortion is: itis the legalized murder for anyone under 9 months old...whether a baby is inside Mommy or outside Mommy has no bearing on anything.

Now with the all the Preemies, even this 9 month marker is irrelevent. Leaving Mommy at 6,7,8,9 months...what's the difference?

20 posted on 03/05/2005 8:10:44 AM PST by Pio (There was no Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church)
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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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To: beaversmom

Offering my prayers


41 posted on 03/05/2005 2:37:02 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Please Answer our prayers)
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To: MHGinTN

I'm not sure, but I think it's around 20 weeks, which was this baby's gestational age.

Pray hard!


42 posted on 03/05/2005 2:57:13 PM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: beaversmom; Guenevere; Brad's Gramma

Prayers for wee little Malachi and his parents as well as the medical staff attending him.


43 posted on 03/05/2005 3:43:48 PM PST by kayak (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: kayak

Agreeing in prayer for Malachi and his family!


44 posted on 03/05/2005 3:47:22 PM PST by Twinkie ( I'm testing to see how many people read taglines. So far, at least two smarties.)
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To: beaversmom

Lord hold this presious baby in Your protective hands. May he have a full and healthy life. Amen


45 posted on 03/05/2005 3:55:51 PM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Congratulations to my brother in law Mike, 21st in his age group in Ironman New Zealand, March 2005.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Mercy! Our prayers certainly are being said this little one and his parents. What a road ahead of them they have. Remember???????????

All of the medical profession tells our family that it was the 24/7 of love, talking to, being there, touching, etc. that brought Logan through it to what he is today. But we really know the secret!.......it was the prayers of so many and the miracle God performed.

We pray little Malachi grows as Logan has.... in every way. Healthy, Happy and a testament to the Love of God.

Hugs to all....

Nana (for TT who's at the coast enjoying a fun weekend with Mommy & Daddy)


46 posted on 03/05/2005 4:18:30 PM PST by Texas Termite (Anytime is Prayer time!)
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To: beaversmom
Tell every pro-life person and pastor you know about it. You can find it here,

And thanks.

47 posted on 03/05/2005 4:38:06 PM PST by newsgatherer
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To: beaversmom

Malachi Andreas Whitlock prayer bump!!!


48 posted on 03/05/2005 4:41:17 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: beaversmom

We are praying for little Malachi in this household.

Dearest Lord Jesus, please protect and make strong this little guy.

Thank you beaversmom for giving us the opportunity to pray for this little creation of God.


49 posted on 03/05/2005 4:56:36 PM PST by Bennett46
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To: Pio
Clearly, the GE 3-D ultrasound pictures have them rattled.

Here on the west coast (as far east as OK) there is a burger chain called Carl's Jr. The founder of the company, Carl Kartcher (sp?) was fairly right leaning. Back in the 70's they were always giving away American flag decals. One of my faves back then was a chili chees dog with a BIG Jalapeno on top.

Their current new commercial features a baby in the womb, as viewed on a green screen 3D image. He's yelling at his mom to 'knock it off' with the new spicy burger. The kid yanks on mom's umbilical cord gives a few kicks, the message is 'Hey, I'm a baby in here, I don't need Jalapenos!'

50 posted on 03/05/2005 4:57:04 PM PST by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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