Abigail Jones was born on August 6 into a world where the odds were stacked against her. But then came the devastating news. Their little angel had an incurable brain tumor and would most likely not live for much longer. The Joneses, the devastating news, were resolved to make the most of her brief existence by showering her with their affection. This melancholy photoshoot reflects the bittersweet nature of their family’s lives in a beautiful way, Erica writes on a blog maintained by Mary, the couple’s photographer that we felt tiny.
Abby’s life had a purpose, no matter how long or short it might have been. To cope with the news that Abigail, their second daughter, would be born with down syndrome, the parents had to come to terms with it first. However, the news of the incurable tumor was a whole nother story. Our hearts were devastated and our thoughts were weighed down with questions and terror of what lie ahead, Erika recalls. The neurosurgeon urged that we take Abigail home and surround her with love.
We did, and pediatric Hospice will assist us in navigating the next phase of our journey. It’s our intention to shower this little one with love and kisses for as long as we have the opportunity. During Erika Jones pregnancy, doctors warned her that there was a strong chance her baby girl would not survive the birth. Erica Jones daughter was born alive. The Jacksonville, Florida Lady, who is also the mother of a two year old daughter named Audrey, had a 30 week ultrasound done, which revealed that her baby’s brain contained something peculiar.
After further investigation, it was discovered to be a massive brain tumor. The doctor warned us that this was going to be pretty severe, Jones said, according to ABC News. The outlook was really bleak. As a nurse who works in neurology, Jones recognized that this was devastating and expressed her dismay at the news. Erika and Stephen’s baby daughter had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome only three months before they were married.
According to Jones, when the initial morning period was through, we made peace with it fast and were overjoyed. Jones stated that the growth was malignant. It seemed to appear out of nowhere. Her brain scan appeared to be perfectly healthy. At the 26 week scan, she was 30 weeks pregnant.
When the part of her brain that had been injured appeared to be huge. Joan stated that she had prayed. It was my decision to walk down this path and I didn’t want to sacrifice my kid, she explained. I envisioned God simply saying I’m so sorry and I’m sobbing with us, and that was all. She described the incident.
It was important to us to be prepared for the worst and to ensure that she had a meaningful existence, no matter how brief it might be. Abigail Noel Jones was born on the 6 August. The Joneses were concerned that she would die shortly after birth. Instead, she didn’t and professional photographer Mary Huska captured the images you see here. A few days later.
The tumor had developed and was suspected to be aggressive and cancerous following Abigail’s birth, according to an MRI performed shortly after her birth. Doctors have informed Jones that chemo will almost certainly cause Abigail’s death and that a procedure to remove the tumor will not prevent it from coming back. The Jones family made the decision to bring Abigail home with pediatric Hospice. It’s not acceptable to me if she passes away in a plastic box in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. It will be with us at home, surrounded by love and in our arms when the time comes.
Every passing day, on the other hand, provides the Joneses with a glimmer of optimism. No changes have occurred in Abigail since she was born, and Jones asserted that to an outsider, it would be impossible to discern that anything is wrong with her. She’s the most laid back infant you’ve ever met. She simply adores her being in one’s arms. She keeps her gaze fixed on your face, following it with her eyes.
Following the removal of her feeding tube, she has begun to put on weight. Jones stated that she believes Abigail will be healed, but that it may come at the cost of her life. He will heal her the second she breathes her last breath, she asserted. If he did not cure her while she was still here on Earth. We recognize that Abigail’s death is heartbreaking, but her life serves a purpose.
According to her parents and doctor, a baby who is not supposed to live and who won the hearts of the Internet last month with her breathtaking images has beaten all odds and lived to tell the tale. After being diagnosed with lethal brain cancer while still in utero, Abigail Jones and her family began their journey, which was first covered by ABC News. Doctors informed her parents that she would most likely die shortly after birth and that any surgery or chemotherapy would almost certainly result in her death. Her parents brought her home and placed her in pediatric Hospice care while they awaited what they believed to be an impending death. Abigail, on the other hand, flourished, according to her parents.
The newborn girl was born with down syndrome, which was also detected before her birth, and she proceeded to grow and develop despite the fact that the tumor was still enormous and prominent. She’s the chillest baby ever, her mother, Erika Jones, said in a September interview with ABC News. She simply adores being held in one’s arms. She keeps her gaze fixed on your face, following it with her eyes. Following the removal of her feeding tube, she’s begun to put on weight.
Her parents claimed that they dared to hope more and more with each passing day after being told there was nothing that could be done. The Jones family eventually located a doctor who disagreed with the first diagnosis, according to Dr. Alan R. Cohen, neurosurgeon in chief at Boston Children’s Hospital. The family was sent home from the hospital in Florida after Abigail was given a death sentence.
It was through Mark Keiran, chief of neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, that they the Jones family learned that the tumor may not be cancerous. After reviewing the MRI, I concluded that the tumor was not cancerous. I spoke with Abigail’s mother over the phone and informed her that I believed there was enough doubt about the diagnosis to warrant delaying Abigail’s death. The Jones family took a trip to Boston earlier this week. We had another MRI done, which confirmed my suspicions that the growth was not, in fact, malignant.
The first time. We performed a front front of Arietal Craniotomy on Abigail in order to remove the tumor, which turned out to be benign. Cohen stated that he does not expect the tumor will come back. Her parents sent the following message on Abigail’s joy or Facebook page this morning. I’m praising him so enthralled with happiness.
When I look at this beautiful baby, I can hardly take a breath. My Darling, I’m allowed to keep you. I’m looking forward to seeing how your story unfolds for the purpose of describing how your living testimony of healing amazing, overwhelmed and as they prepared to leave the hospital on Monday, they shared the following thoughts. We will never be able to adequately describe how much BCH means to our family. It’s had a profound impact on our lives.
We will be eternally grateful to you. Cohen expressed optimism about the future. Her prognosis is great at this point, despite the fact that the story begins on a very sad note. It concludes on a really happy note. Abigail Jones, the baby from Florida who was born with down syndrome and what doctors believe to be a huge cancerous brain tumor that would be hard to remove without killing the tiny infant, made headlines last month.
Despite the grim outlook, Erica and Stephen accepted that their daughter’s life would be weeks or months, not years, according to their daughter’s mother. However, despite their sadness, they were determined to make the little time they had with Abigail as joyous and loving as possible. Their heartbreaking story, as well as their wonderful family photos, went viral almost immediately, and the entire world, including myself, expressed our sympathy to this young family in their time of need. Despite the fact that their story impacted me deeply, I assumed it was the last we’d hear from the Joneses. Frankly, I was mistaken.
Erica and Stephen Jones sought a second opinion, this time from experts at the prominent Boston Children’s Hospital. At the same time as their heartbreaking loss was making headlines. When Abigail’s MRI was analyzed by two specialists at the hospital, Alan R. Cohen, neurosurgeon in chief, and Mark Keiran, chief of NeuroOncology, they concluded that her brain tumor was not malignant. As a result, the family traveled to Boston, where Abigail underwent another MRI examination.
This time, the imaging confirmed the doctor’s suspicion that the tumor was not cancerous after all. Within a few days, the courageous little girl underwent a complicated procedure to remove the enormous lump which was ultimately successful. Moreover, Dr. Cohen believes that the tumor will not recur which means Abigail has been given a green light to resume her normal activities. Her prognosis is fantastic, he said in an interview with ABC News.
There’s a very tragic beginning to this narrative, but there’s also a very beautiful ending. It goes without saying that Abigail’s parents are distraught. They publish the wonderful news on their Facebook page. Abigail’s joy as soon as they received it, adding, we are overjoyed this morning. I’m praising him so enthralled with happiness.
When I look at this beautiful beauty, I can hardly take a breath, my Darling. I’m allowed to keep you. I’m looking forward to seeing how your story unfolds for the purpose of describing how you’re a living testimony of healing amazing. Overwhelmed? Yes, I couldn’t have articulated it anymore any better than that.
Congratulations to the Jones family on their fantastic success story. Thanks for reading.