Another chapter in the tragic story of “Baby Isaiah” could be written in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday.“Isaiah’s” parents, Isaac and Rebecka May of Rocky Mountain House, are fighting to keep their five-month-old son on life-support. The child was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. He suffered severe oxygen deprivation. Doctors at the Stollery children’s hospital gave “Isaiah” no chance for survival, and asked that he be removed from life support.
Refusing to give up, the Mays have gone to court asking for time so they could get a second opinion on their son.Doctor Richard Taylor is a neo-natologist from Victoria, who has been asked to reassess “Isaiah.” His findings may be delivered in court Thursday. (bp, ccg)
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, friend of Jesus, I place baby Isaiah in your care at this difficult time. Pray for him and his family; help them know that they need not face their troubles alone.
Please join them in their need, asking God to send them consolation in their sorrow, courage in their fear, and healing in the midst of his suffering.
Ask our loving God to fill them with the grace to accept whatever may lie ahead for baby Isaiah and his loved ones, and to strengthen their faith in God’s healing power.
Thank you, St. Jude, for the promise of hope you hold out to all who believe, and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others as it has been given to me.