Prayers For New Mom Of Twins Battling Pregnancy-Related Cancer
My twin lovelies are 4 years, 2 weeks & 2 days old.
I got so much on my mind today that I was not prepared to write any normal kind of post. However, after viewing this article, tears in my eyes, I just had no choice but to do so. As a mother of twins myself, twin girls no less (like the couple below). I can easily remember how scared I was for my babies from the day I got the news that they were coming, until they day they were out of my body and deemed healthy.
I can’t imagine having that relief and then get some horrifying news like this poor family did. I did have a day long fear because my organs had moved out of place, and my bladder was underneath my rib cage in a very abnormal spot. I couldn’t pee. I had to be catheterized several times that first day. And yes I was scared because the doctors didn’t say much, and I had never heard of that 😥 .
Obviously, I am alive & well and needed no further treatment or worry. I’m only bringing this up for one reason — I remember thinking in that scary moment, that I can’t imagine having these beautiful babies and then something horrible happening to me, so that I would not have the chance to raise them. It was just a quick wake up call for me to throw my fears away and appreciate this huge gift These miracles God had given to me. One mom, also from NY like myself, hasn’t been as lucky.
Jenna Hinman’s story
A beautiful, 26 year old, young mom-to-be, Jenna Hinman, goes into preterm labor with her twin girls on March 3rd, 2014. (Only one day after my own twins were born.) She was having trouble breathing. Her husband called 911, and her and her husband were rushed to the ER. You can imagine the couple’s fears as it was, just wondering if the babies would be big enough and strong enough to survive their prematurity. Then gears quickly shifted, as the tiny twins were doing well, but suddenly mom became the one who ended up fighting for her life. Life or death complications after childbirth are fairly rare (yet not unheard of) nowadays. But what she was diagnosed with, even rarer still.
After coughing up blood in the operating room, she was thought to have possible pneumonia. But it only got worse from there. Doctors soon diagnosed her as having Choriocarcinoma, a rare form of pregnancy-related cancer that begins in the placenta. They also discovered that the cancer had spread to her lungs, and Hinman is now in a medically induced coma, according to CNY Central. There are tumors and lesions all over her body.
Jenna Hinman and husband Brandon Hinman during much happier times.
“Her lungs are so involved with tumors that they don’t work. And right now they’re not working at all,” Dr. Wiley Bunn, a gynecologic oncologist at Crouse Hospital, where Jenna and her babies are staying, tells the news site. The cancer is complicated by a chest/ lung infection. This is about as serious as serious can get. She is constantly having the blood removed and replaced back into her body by an EMO machine. This machine alone costs almost $100,000 a day to run. Their bills are growing to astronomical proportions, and the family is asking for help.
Her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Hinman, also tells the site, “My hope is that my wife stands up, holds my hand, we have the girls and we walk out of this hospital.” I am praying so hard for this young dad and this beautiful, new mother, that his greatest wish come true does happen. This sounds just terrifying! To have the joy of his new daughters, but to also be facing the possible loss of his wife. Dear God, it is just so sad. OK, I’m trying to think positive like Brandon, as I do believe in miracles. And I have seen them happen with my own eyes.
The beautiful Hinman Twins, Kinleigh & Azlynn
You can visit theirGoFundMe page here to read more about their story. It just broke my heart into pieces. This is so not fair. I plan on writing a letter to her husband and donating what I can, as my husband isn’t working or I’d be able to give more. I know how special it is to become a new mom of twins. I have 4 years of raising them under my belt now, and to think of her not getting that chance. That just shakes me to my very core.
I hope this post somehow helps her husband, her hero husband in our US army. Maybe people will see it on my site and donate to your cause. As a mother who had a son with astronomical medical bills, suffering and the emotional toll that it puts on you… I also empathize. I’m here for the family if they would like to talk. Heck, I’d drive upstate if they wanted me to. Just know I am here for you all. firstname.lastname@example.org
This song always gave me comfort. I hope it does the same for you and yours.
Now that is one amazing daddy! Keep staying strong. We are all keeping you 4 in our prayers.