Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Missy Robertson are familiar faces to millions. He’s the sarcastic son of Phil and Kay Robertson, and helps run the famous family business. Jase and Missy married straight out of high school, and the early years were filled with joy. First they welcomed their son, Reed, into the family, and later, Cole. A few years later they decided to have another baby. And that’s when the challenges started.
Missy explains the first situation they faced. “It took us almost a year to get pregnant. And then about 8-9 weeks along, I found out this baby was growing inside my tube and had not traveled all the way down. And there’s no way for this baby to live. They would have to go in and take it out.”
She soon healed and three months later, was pregnant again. But due to an oversight, there were serious complications. “I did not receive RhoGAM after my miscarriage. And I am a negative. And any woman with negative blood, they have to have a RhoGAM shot to equalize their blood for future pregnancies.”
Doctors told Jase and Missy that there was only a one percent chance their baby would live. Missy knew, “my body was going to push this baby out. I was told the goal is to get this baby to 26 weeks before we have to take this baby from your body. And that was not something I wanted to hear after having a miscarriage.”
Jase says they put their family in God’s hands. “We just weren’t praying for everything to be ok. I was like, ‘look, no matter what happens, we’re going to trust You.’ It’s kind of a scary place to be.”
Then – some good news. The further we got along in the pregnancy; we realized this baby is acting normally. And the specialist said, ‘there is no other explanation than to know that this baby must have negative blood.’”
The couple thanked God for their miracle and with excitement, prepared for the birth of their daughter, Mia. Missy says, “At 31 weeks we went in for the fun 4-D ultrasound to see the baby’s face and noticed that something was a little off about her facial features.”
The ‘fun’ ultrasound soon turned somber. Doctors analyzed the video and gave the Robertsons bad news. Missy continues, ‘For one thing we noticed from looking that it’s a cleft lip and possibly a cleft palate but there’s no way to know that until the baby’s born.”
Jase and Missy were shocked. They knew nothing of the condition and were unsure of Mia’s future. Jase remembers, “The day she was born – I mean, it really was just kind of chilling. When I saw her, in my mind I thought, ‘okay, this is severe.’ Then all of a sudden she was kind of struggling to breathe, and just panic ensued.”
Doctor’s made Jase leave the room. As he walked out, he again called out to God in prayer. “’Please let her live. We’ve gone through all this”. I was thinking, ‘Give her to us and we will do our best.’”
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SOURCE: The 700 Club