THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Story of Tyler...My Miracle.

Thursday is Tyler's 12th birthday. He is my dream come true, my soul outside of my body, the holder of my heart.
When I was 9 weeks pregnant with Tyler, 30% percent of my placenta tore away from the inside of my uterus. I rushed to the hospital. I was coldly sent from one end of the hospital to the other. I was hooked up to an ultra sound machine and told that my baby was still alive, but would die sometime within the next few days. Go home and let nature take its course is what I was told. All I could think about was that my baby was dying inside of me.

I went home and waited, waited for my baby to die. After 2 weeks of waiting and bleeding, one of my best friends, who was my boss at the time, put me on bedrest. She told me to lay on the couch with my feet up and disregard what the doctor was saying. I laid on the couch and after a couple of days, the bleeding started slowing down.
I picked up the phone and I called the labor and delivery room at the hospital where I had delivered Zach. I spoke to a nurse and I told her my story. I asked her which doctor she would send me to if I was her daughter. She gave me a name. I called and the woman on the other end became my son's saving grace. She agreed to take me if I could get my own records to her because it wasn't protocol to take someone else's patient mid-term. I went to see her and she told me that things didn't look good, but that we would do whatever could be done.


I went to see my doctor every week to look for a heartbeat to see if he was still alive. Each week I would lie on the table with tears rolling down my face waiting to see if he was still with me. Each time alone because my ex-husband always had something else to do. I felt so afraid, but my doctor was a huge source of positive energy and strength. One week it took over half of an hour to find the heartbeat. I was sobbing, but she never gave up and finally was able to find it.

Tyler was born at 38 weeks, perfectly healthy, perfectly beautiful. We hugged each other and cried when she came to see me after the delivery. I still see the same doctor. She is more than a friend. I know that if it wasn't for her, my son would have died.
His birthdays are so precious to me. I am so grateful to God that my boy is here. His personality is the same as mine. I can always understand him, I always know what he is thinking and feeling. That is why I say that he carries a piece of my soul with him.

58 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

What a tremendous story! A miracle.
Happy Birthday Tyler!!!

Keep smilin!

Joannah said...

I just love a story with a happy ending! Thank you for telling Tyler's story. :-)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Birthday Tyler....
What a miracle...
Kim

Daniella said...

What a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday Tyler!

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday to a very handsome young man. So thankful God sent that doctor into your life (and your awesome boss) He truly is your miracle baby : )

Kimber said...

WOW! Every child is a miracle of od but this story is extra-miraculous! Happy Birthday to Tyler. He will do GREAT things---of that I am sure. He has a purpose here. Happy Birthday!

Kim

PS How is Kate?

Kimber said...

UGH--that was supposed to be God

kim

Mom of 5 said...

What a blessing !

sara said...

Praise God! What a gift that He gave you that story of sweet redemption & His providence AND you got a cute kiddo to boot:=) He is so good! Happy Birthday, Tyler!

~Amy~ said...

God works in amazing ways. What a beautiful story...

Happy Birthday Tyler!

Janet said...

Were you TRYING to make me cry? :-) What a beautiful story. Thanks for posting it!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

what an amazing testimony of God's power and how He uses others to heal us ... your doctor sounds amazing ... happy bday Tyler !!!

Juliette said...

Thanks for sharing Tyler's story with us. He is a special boy. Glad you met this special doctor too.
Happy Birthday Tyler!

Rachael said...

What a great story. I love a story with a happy ending!

Michelle said...

Oh, that story made me cry. Happy Birthday to your miracle boy.


P.S. I still haven't forgiven you for the nightmares you gave me with those creepy twins from "The Shining". Now the clown picture? What are you trying to do to me here? I may have to forgo visiting your site until Halloween is over! :)

Chrissie said...

I have tears running down my face after reading Tyler's story. What a miracle he is. Thanks for sharing!


www.heart4malawi.blogspot.com

Special K said...

What an amazing story. Truly a miracle. Tyler was meant to be.

Happy Birthday!!

LIZ said...

What a wonderful story...he sure is your miracle boy!

mommy24treasures said...

Happy Birthday to your angel.

Christy said...

I am totally crying right now!! That was beautiful!! I cant imagine waiting for my baby to die. You must not only be an amazingly brave woman but an amazingly strong woman. What a fighter and what cutie. I am so happy for him as he celebrates one more year on this earth!!!

Chrsity :)

Amy said...

Thank God he had his hand on you and your beautiful son!

Nancy said...

Your story is beautiful...and with such a happy ending.
Happy Birthday Tyler!!!!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh my gosh what an amazing story! I am sitting here with tears reading about God's miracle to you. Thank you so much for sharing!

Dannye said...

what an amazing story....and what a strong baby///young man you have there...such a will to live!! he definitely has an amazing story!!

just gave me chills, and what an amazing dr. above and beyond!!

Mark and Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday to Tyler!

Nikki & Larry said...

I got goose bumps and tears as I read this post, what an amazing story! You are a strong woman!! Thank you for sharing this special part of your life. Tyler truly is your miracle!!

Happy Birthday Tyler!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Sherri & John said...

What an amazing story, you made me cry.
Happy birthday Tyler!!!

Jeter Mama said...

WONDERFUL story, great pictures!
Happy B-day Tyler!!!!

Ashley said...

Praise God for that doctor!! What an amazing testimony of HIS goodness! :)

jennifer said...

What a sweet testimony of a mother's love. What a blessing he is. Happy Birthday Tyler!!

L & J said...

Your Tyler is truly a miracle! It makes me understand that we should never lose hope!

Happy Birthday, Tyler!

Sophie's Mom said...

Absolutely incredible. Congratulations, and Happy Birthday Tyler!

Tracy said...

Tremendous story--thank you for sharing. Lately, I'm being reminded that we have a Big and Powerful God.

Happy Birthday Tyler!!

Cyndi said...

What a great story. I needed that today. Happy Birthday Tyler!!!

Leigh Ann said...

Happy B-day Tyler! Although, none of ya'll know me:)

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful story, thanks for sharing!

Happy birthday Tyler!

kerri said...

A god's send, he was meant to be.
Your Doctor is amazing, another miracle, someone who had faith.
Happy birthday Tyler.

Linette said...

Wow! What a great story! Thanks for sharing with all of us and Happy Birthday Tyler. :)

heidi said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday to BOTH of you!
Heidi

Loraena said...

That is an amazing story. I can't imagine the blessing he must be to you.

sea star said...

What a beautiful, lovely story.

Happy Birthday to Tyler!

~Amy~ said...

Yup! I live just about 20 mins from Steffie B! :)

Mr.Brian said...

What a heart warming story.
He is a true gift from God.
May his day be special.

Gail and Dan said...

Thank you for sharing Tyler's story. Happy Birthday dear Tyler. :)

Gail
www.agingwithgracetoo.blogspot.com

Roy and Lori said...

What a heartfelt story! God
truly works miracles.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER !!!!!!!RJZ

Lisa said...

Wow, what an amazing story. What a wonderful blessing he is. Love the happy ending too. Thank God for nice bosses and wonderful Dr's.

Noemi said...

Thank you for sharing Tyler's story... Happy Birthday Tyler!

Laura Nipper said...

Happy birthday Tyler. You are such a miracle. Thanks for sharing his story with us. God is amazing in the fact that he gave you the perfect Dr right when you needed her and that Tyler was born so healthy.

The Shocks said...

God is awesome! I'm thankful he sent that doctor to you also. Tyler is a handsome young man.

Tracey & Mike said...

What a beautiful story.
Happy birthday to your miracle boy!

nikki said...

I had no idea...everyone has a story and that one is just BEAUTIFUL!

Heather said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story - had to run for the kleenex, I must admit. Isn't God good???

Happy Birthday Tyler!!

Heather

chloesmama said...

Happy Birthday, Tyler! And hooray for both of you--neither one willing to give up! What a beautiful story. He truly is a miracle!

Truly Blessed said...

Such a moving and lovely story -- another amazing miracle for us to see (who says God doesn't perform miracles anymore?).

Hapy birthday (a little late) Tyler!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

What an amazing heart wrenching wonderful stroy. Thank you so much for sahring . I am so glad to know that you are now in a happy place.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Awsome story. Happy Birthday buddy!
Miracle indeed.

Salome's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Tyler! I am crying here like a fool over your mother's BEAUTIFUL post.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

What a miracle Tyler is. He looks like such a wonderful boy and I am so glad that he is here to celebrate his birthday. Happy birthday Tyler!