With the help of a few of our FOFs (Thanks Brandi and LeeAnne!) we have narrowed down what happened to the deformed fetus and learned a lot about the condition it precipitated in Jakarta.
I took photos, but would never dream of posting them on the blog. They are shocking but in a way that is hard to describe, kind of comforting. Poor Jakarta never had a chance. Knowing that and looking at what was happening inside her makes me see Christian's ability to be brave when it counted and ability to do the right thing, no matter how hard, as nothing short of heroic.
If you are at all curious about the biology, google Hydrops Allantois and Anasarca. None of the articles I found had photos, but if you are squeamish, it still may be too much for you.
In good news, the doeling they rescued is doing well. She's a little fighter. We are calling her Binder, after our friend D'Ann who performed the c-section. We are eternally thankful for her experience and willingness to come over for the very worst thing that has ever happened at BHF. Little Binder is a sweetie.
Hmmm. Where to Start?
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