Baby May was born at 1:51am on Sunday the 10th of July, weighing a lovely 3.4kg and measuring 50cm. Unfortunately May is not as healthy as her family would have hoped. May was rushed to NICU a short time after birth with major respiratory problems. While she was there the doctors noticed May suffering from seizures. Without any delay she was hooked up to many machines and was put on high doses of medication to suppress these seizures. She was sedated for many days. A MRI was done of her tiny brain and her parents, Lauren and Chris, learnt that May has severe brain damage from a lack of oxygen affecting the cortex of her brain.
After many tears Chris and Lauren decided they wanted their baby girl to be weaned off the medication and let her go in peace. They prepared to lose their newborn baby. They organised a naming ceremony for their beautiful girl and had all their family attend. May enjoyed her first bath with her big sister Aida helping, they read stories, played music and enjoyed lots of cuddles. And then they slowly turned the medication down. The first night was the scariest thing a mum could ever endure, seeing May seize and gasp for breathe. But she made it through, she fought like a trooper. She survived. Baby May is now two weeks old, and her family don't know how long they will have with her. It may be 10 weeks, 10 months or 10 years. They are trying to enjoy every day they have with May. The next few weeks are going to be the most difficult and confronting time. Lauren, Chris & Aida will be adjusting to their new life. May will be severely impaired and will have major disabilities. She is being fed through a tube, she will never say mum, she could possible be confined to a wheel chair and most likely need high support care for the rest of her life. Chris and Lauren are heartbroken for their sweet gorgeous daughter and their family. We are organising this Instagram auction, to give a little hope to this beautiful family, and raise some funds to make their life a little easier. We have so many amazing products on offer, from all your favourite Instagram stores. Please follow @amiracleformay to show support for this Canberra family, and bid at the upcoming auction.