Mother Forced To Make Difficult Choice To Save Her Only Daughter

By Editorial Staff in Feel Good On 4th October 2015

#1 Chloe and her husband Rohan already have three beautiful boys, but they really wanted to have a girl.

#2 They decided they would try one last time for their forth and final baby, no more after four!

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#4 Everyone was overjoyed at the idea of having a new baby sibling! So a few weeks later Mom went to get an ultrasound; that's when everyone got the shock of their lives...

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#5 When they told us that what was supposed to be our 'fourth and final' baby is actually our fourth, fifth and sixth. I'm still so completely shocked to be honest. I'm scared, excited, overwhelmed, overjoyed and every other emotion known to man

# A few weeks laters as her belly really began to get big, Chloe went to get a checkup at the doctor.

#7 It turned out that there was a girl, but she wasn't growing much. Her brothers were taking up all of the room, and as each day passed, the little unborn girl's situation was getting worse and worse.

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#8 Doctors began to tell Chloe that the little girl inside of her would most likely die if they didn't operate. But surgically removing all of the babies could actually risk the two healthy boys. Chloe was forced to make the choice, should she give her little girl a chance at life and put her brothers at risk too, or should she let the boys come out strong and healthy with no chance for her daughter?

#9 The doctors told her the risks, but she kept up her faith. "At the time I could barely listen to any of that.. My mind was on a one way track of 'I want ALL of my babies', I did briefly consider the alternative, I did a lot of research and tried to get a feel for what they were in for.. I knew it would be tough but I just couldn't give up on her.. I knew she was strong because she made it all the way to 28 weeks, when she was barely getting any nutrients in the womb

#10 I have felt so much guilt over my decision to deliver, especially early on when all three babies were going through so much in hospital and Pearl was dropping below her birthweight of 690g (1lb8oz), she was on a ventilator, fighting off infections, barely holding on. Sometimes I felt like I made the wrong decision, sometimes I felt like if I had chosen the other option, none of them would be suffering. And it was hard to admit that and deal with those feelings

#11 With each passing day in the hospital, all three of her beautiful babies grew stronger and stronger.

#12 With her husband Rohan taking good care of the other three, she was comfortable knowing that everything was going to be OK.

#13 My three babies, they all made it, and not only that but they're all very healthy as far as we can tell. I guess I just wanted to say that I'm so very happy and grateful for how everything has worked out. I think back to that choice I was given and my heart aches when I think about the alternative. I couldn't imagine life without her and I'm so proud of all three of them. I can't wait to watch them grow

#14 While the babies all took some time to get healthier, the family is finally back home together again! Five boys and one girl, all under 4 years old! Congratulations to the Dunstan family!

#15 Her two brothers will always make sure to look over and protect their little sister!

#16 Now your NEXT adventure begins with your five big brothers, Happy birthday, Pearl!

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