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My name is Cindy Underwood. Shawna, my daughter, has been struggling for quite awhile now. She's amazing and keeps on trying to overcome her chronic degenerative disease ankylosis spondylitis costochondral while carrying her baby girl who is now entering 22 weeks. This pregnancy is a miracle with mixed blessings. Shawna conceived during her chemo infusions to treat her degenerative disease and after being told she'd never have children.
Though an exciting welcomed blessing Shawna's pregnancy is high risk and her body is having a hard time cooperating and she will need bed rest most likely for the remainder of her pregnancy. We are hoping she will not deliver too early for baby to have best chance of survival. We are praying for both Mom and her baby to be well.
Shawna is sporting an IV pole with continuous fluids, daily bolus, and a pump attached to her abdomen to control nausea and chronic pain. Please pray for Mom and baby, and Dad Derek that they do not give up hope... Thank you! Love always always...