Nathan’s Statistics

This is from Owen:

I want to thank everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers as it’s been truly a rough month and a half for us.

It was quite a emotional roller coaster as we spent 2-3 hours before the cesarean deliberating with doctors over the resuscitation limits, and his post death procedures. There were about 12 people in the operating room with another 2 on emergency standby. After Nathan’s birth, the Perinatologist left to tell our families the good news and had to ‘fudge’ the apgar score as the Neonatologist and others were so surprised that he came out healthy and breathing they didn’t even stop to weigh him until requested by us.

Even after three days of testing Nathan along with many vials of blood drawn for a further bombardments of tests, he came out to be in perfectly normal health. After an ultrasound, the head neonatology at UCLA told us that his condition will only need extra stimuli throughout his first few years, and with extra care he will most likely turn out to living a long and normal life.

For those that play Warhammer, I thought I’d throw out the statistics on this “miracle baby” Correct me if I’m wrong:

– His condition is about 1 : 20,000 out of every birth. (0.00005)
– 1 : 200 make it through full term pregnancy alive. (0.005)
– less than 2% of those survive through the trauma of birth to their first breath. (0.02)
– less than 1% of those that survive come out without health complication which will allow them to live during their short hospital stay. (0.01)

Total odds = (0.00000000005) or 1 : 20,000,000,000 chance

Just for reference, California lottery Match 5 Plus Mega (Jackpot Win!) Odds = 1:41,416,353

When people ask us why the doctors put us through the trauma of telling us he would not survive for those 2 months, it’s only from statistics that they base their ascensions, even though miracles do happen.

Again, thank everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers as Nathan Dorje Andrew is a happy, 7lb. 9oz., 20inch completely well spoiled baby.

Owen Andrew

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