Trisha finally gave birth to a new baby boy after having seven miscarriages. Alarmingly, this newborn had no heartbeat when he was born! Although the doctors were able to revive him, they believed he would be brain-dead. But his mother believed in having hope, and refused to pull the plug on her new son, Ezrah. Ten months later, Ezrah was released from Intensive Care, and celebrated his first birthday—now a thriving, healthy boy!
Trisha Bell and her husband already had one child, a son, and for some time, they had been trying desperately for a second child, but to no avail. Sadly, their attempts had led to seven heartbreaking miscarriages. Trisha felt crushed “spiritually, mentally, and emotionally,” and was prepared to give up. However, just when things seemed the most hopeless, she soon discovered that she had become pregnant again. Yet, her initial excitement was overshadowed by a deep fear of losing yet another baby.
“I had to make the choice in my heart, that even if I were to lose this baby too, that this baby deserved to be loved with no fear attached,” Trisha said. “So I promised my baby, every day I would shower [him] with nothing but positivity and love. I would celebrate every day we had, no matter what would come our way.”
Both Trisha and her husband were euphoric during the first trimester of the pregnancy, which seemed perfectly sound. They planned to name the baby Ezrah, a biblical Hebrew name from the Old Testament. Upon birth, however, the situation turned grave, as the baby was born with no heartbeat, no sign of breath, and no pulse—the baby was clinically dead.
After “11 long minutes” of being in a coma, and being kept alive on breathing machines, the boy was revived by the doctors. But, after 11 minutes with no heartbeat, and no oxygen, they told Trisha that her son would be brain-dead and have no quality of life, that he would never be able to eat on his own, walk, talk, or smile. They also suggested that they pull the plug on her newborn child. How wrong they would turn out to be!
Indeed, not only did the boy survive, he turned out to be a perfectly healthy baby.
Ten months later, the Neonatal Intensive Care followed up with Trisha about her son before releasing him, and found the boy to be physically normal. Trisha shared her wonder and joy on her Facebook post:
“He is healthy. He is thriving. He is amazing! He is EVERYTHING the doctors told me he wouldn’t be (And the doctors LOVE that they’re wrong!!) Miracles happen!! Doubts your doubts, but NEVER doubt your faith. My son is moving mountains!”
During her son’s recovery process, Trisha also posted her experience nursing her son back to health through breastfeeding. She posted her experience of this:
“…I remember sitting in the hospital, praying, hoping, crying. I remember wanting to fix him. I remember feeling so useless, my body had failed my son.
“…As I sat next to his bed trying to figure out what I could do to help him, I finally realized there WAS something I could do. As his mother, I knew I could provide the very most important thing that no one else could offer, MY MILK!…
“I didn’t know if my milk would do much for his injury, but I had so much faith that it would. I had no idea how quickly I would learn the power of Mothers Milk. It is simply, pure MAGIC!
“And Now, 14 months later, I know my milk has played a part in healing my child’s brain injury. I KNOW it. Women’s bodies are SO incredible. The way we are so connected to our children. The way our bodies know exactly what to do during child birth. The way we heal… And then we choose to do it all over again! It’s incredibly beautiful.”
It has been over one year since Ezrah’s amazing recovery, and he is now doing just great—far beyond the doctors’ expectations for a baby who had been born clinically dead. Trisha truly believes her baby was saved by God, and she shared her thanks on another Facebook post:
“I don’t know what gods plans are for me and my family, but I do know that god works in mysterious ways and all we can do is put our trust in him,” she wrote on Facebook. “We all have our own struggles but we have the choice to choose if the fight is worth fighting. We have the choice to choose to give our all in our darkest hours. And let me tell you, choosing to fight IS worth it.”