By The Blaze. Krysta Davis was four months pregnant when she received the heart-shattering news: Her baby had a rare disorder and was expected to live only minutes after she was born. . .
Doctors gave Davis and her boyfriend, Dereck Lovett, just two options. They could induce labor immediately or have the baby and donate her organs. Davis and Lovett decided on the latter.
“We decided that even if we couldn’t bring our daughter home, no mother would have to go through what we were going to go through,” Davis, of Cleveland, Tennessee, told People magazine.
NEW: Rylei Arcadia Lovett was born at Erlanger Hospital on Christmas Eve. Doctors expected her to live 30 minutes. Little Rylei had other plans. pic.twitter.com/wB5Rdm7EhG
— Kiley Thomas (@KileyThomasNews) January 1, 2019
Their daughter, Rylei, was expected to live about 30 minutes after birth. Instead, she survived one week. . .
Most babies with Rylei’s condition don’t survive childbirth, said Dr. Kyle Gonzales, a maternal fetal medicine doctor at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Rylei was born. The hospital sees babies with Anencephaly about once every year, and none of them survive, Gonzales told the TV station.
Mom Carries Dying Baby to Term to Donate Her Organs: She'll Give 'Other Babies a Second Chance' https://t.co/R49QGTIZuV
— People (@people) February 8, 2019
(Read more from “Mom Carries Dying Baby to Term Despite Prognosis. What She Did Next Blessed Countless Lives.” HERE)
“She’s a Hero”: Cleveland Baby Defies Odds, Saves Two Children
By News Channel 9. A Cleveland family is turning their worst day into hope for other families. Rylei Arcadia Lovett was born at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga on Christmas Eve. . .
Doctors told them if carried to full-term, they could donate her organs to save other children. Davis and Lovett looked at each other and knew that’s what they were going to do.
“If I wasn’t able to bring my baby home, at least others could bring theirs home.”
Rylei took her last breath New Year’s Eve night, one week after she entered the world. She beat her own odds of survival. . .
Gonzales say Erlanger says only sees babies with this condition about once a year. No baby survives it. (Read more from “She’s a Hero”: Cleveland Baby Defies Odds, Saves Two Children” HERE)