I am a
single mother and was expecting a new baby July 1st,
2008. They told me all along that there was more
water around my baby than usual. One day in May
they asked me to go see a Specialest to make sure nothing
was wrong. On that day I was told my new son will
be born with T-18.
I was very confused because
I had never heard of that in my life. The way
the Doctors tell you is that no matter what that makes
these children incompatible with life. I have
never been one to listen to what people tell me without
checking things out on my own. I talked to some
great ladies that have children with T-18 and they showed
me the light.
My friends and I started to
pick out names and a outfit for this great gift that
would touch all of our lives very soon. On June
7th, 2008Paxton William Nelson was born. He was
4lbs 6oz. My best friend Cindy was there with
me for support. It was like a huge party for one
special boy. My other 2 children came to see their
new brother. I called my Pastor to come babtize
Paxton. It was such a magical time. I went
back to my room to take a nap and was called down to
be with him because his heart was not doing well.
It was 1:20am June 8th, and my little angel went to
I am so blessed that God choose
me to be his Mother. Paxton will always be with
us. This winter everyday that the sun is out I
have seen a rainbow and I know he is watching over me.
My son Preston will look at the Moon and Stars at night
and say my baby brother lives in the sky and everynight
he looks out the window and says "Good Night Paxton".
to Trisomy 18 Stories
-The support, information and encouragement provided by the PPFL parents is not meant to take the place of medical advice by a medical professional. Any specific questions about care should be directed to a health care professional familiar with the situation.