There are a lot of things that happen in life that nobody warns you about. Or maybe they do, but we’re just not paying close enough attention. Take having a baby, for example.
Nobody tells you that in the best outcomes, you’re handed a healthy, helpless infant who is completely dependent on you, yet comes with no instruction manual. Nobody tells you that you can have a typical pregnancy up to the very end and still have a baby with critical medical needs.
Nobody tells you that if your child is born with a rare disease or complication, you’re also not handed an instruction manual – that you’re just as overwhelmed as any other new parent only with a thousand other things complicating the journey.
Six years ago, Auvonna Jordyn was born during a routine c-section to mom, Joann, and dad, Phillip. It wasn’t until later in the day that Joann felt like something was off.