By the time his parents finally made it to the hospital, the new-born baby was so big that he had to be carried from the intensive care unit to the operating theatre in a wheelchair.
“We got in the hospital with the expectation of being able to get a scan of him.
He was really, really, big,” Mr Burt said.”
He was about a foot long.
We had to pull him out of the ICU and put him into the ambulance because we didn’t know how long it would take for him to be discharged.”
Then we had to get the baby out of there.
It was the worst day of my life.
It just broke my heart.
“But as the new baby’s body was being transported, it became clear that the father and mother’s condition was deteriorating.
Mr Burt has since seen doctors who confirmed the baby had a very rare form of rare congenital heart disease.”
They said he had two heart attacks, one in his chest and one in the back of his head.
“The other thing they said is he had a blood clot in his brain.”
So he had brain damage.
We didn’t have much choice but to bring him out to see the specialist,” Mr Tarrant said.
Doctors told Mr Berts he would never walk again.
But the boy’s story is a reminder of just how hard life can be for many babies born through the birth-control pill.”
When you get a baby that’s only one month old, you can’t just say, ‘Let’s go and get it done’, you have to do it.
“It’s a very difficult situation, but I’m not going to be angry with the doctors for that,” Mr Cope said.
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