There are about only 30 percent chances of survival of a baby born at 23 weeks as per the doctors under the normal circumstances while a few said there about only 15 percent. Although here is a champ, Haiden Morgan who was born in a deserted place on a cruise ship more than 100 miles away from the land in the absence of obstetrician, incubator. It took over 14 hours of time to reach the nearest hospital after his birth while he was lucky enough to survive under such baffling circumstances.
Emily Morgan of Ogden, Haiden’s mother said, “The doctors really tell us that he’s a miracle, baby. It’s a miracle he’s here.” Emily Morgan told that she, her husband, and their 3-year-old daughter didn’t expect for the happening of such miracle while boarding Royal Caribbean cruise in August. Their trip on Royal Caribbean cruise in August was approved by her doctor as she was only five months pregnant at the time.
While she started sensing contractions amid the almost imperceptible motion of the waves and the hum of ship machinery on her second night at sea. Considering it as an usual bumping she and her husband, Chase Morgan, weren’t too alarmed as she was pregnant before and they were aware of what goes along at an premature time of pregnancy.
Morgan couples were panicked later after finding the pain to last for about four hours and the visual aspect of blood made them conceive as an serious issue. They called in the medical unit and was brought over in a wheelchair. Emily Morgan said, “I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t really comprehend how wrong. I didn’t think about what the possibilities were. All I knew was I was going to have a baby. I was naive. I didn’t understand what was going to happen from there. . . . I didn’t realize that there were going to be complications, and there were going to be problems, and we were a long way out at sea. All of that unfolded as we went along.”
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Being brought to the on board medial unit, they claimed she is about to give birth to a preemie while ship’s medical unit was ill-equipped to deliver such a severely premature infant. What made the circumstances worse was that the nearest land Puerto Rico was a long way off yet. Emily Morgan recalls the miraculous event as ” ‘Don’t push, don’t do anything,’ they told me. And I said, ‘I can tell these are contractions. I’m going to have this baby. I have to push. I had to push.”
Emily Morgan gave birth to her son at 1:56 a.m. on Aug. 31, 2015 while she was in some danger herself as had to deliver the placenta. She had lose a great deal of blood as on board ship-board medical unit didn’t even have clamps to cut her umbilical cord. She recalls her after birth pleading as “I remember I told them, ‘I want to see my son,’ I want to see him, I don’t care if he’s dead.” She further said to her husband that “I’m not having any more kids. I’m done. I’m not going through this again.” After a few moments doctors said that their son was alive.
Really didn’t think he would Live
Both the exhausted parents moved to another room with courage and geared up together with infant just born son to challenge ahead placing an oxygen mask was strapped to the side of their son’s face. Emily Morgan said “Maybe because they weren’t equipped… and they really didn’t think he would live, and they didn’t want me to be overwhelmed. I do believe she really felt like I had miscarried and that he wasn’t going to make it.”
She further said “They had told me that once, and he was still alive. It lit a fire. If he can make it so many hours then I will do what I can to help him stay alive. If he wants to be here, we’ll make it so.” Morgan couples devoted themselves to keeping the infant alive. They changed the wet towels of their fragile son with such care that they describe those moments as their lives challenging one.