By David and Tia Ford

We thank everybody for their prayers because, in the end, it saved little David’s life. Tia went for her 40-week doctor appointment Tuesday morning, and the doctor decided to admit her. The next morning she was induced. I was in the cafeteria and received a text from Tia to come back ASAP. Next thing I know I’m getting prepped with scrubs for an emergency C-section. I peaked in the OR while they tried to give Tia an epidural. After several failed attempts; it was decided to put Tia to sleep while performing the surgery. As the C-section was going on I was forced to wait outside, and retrospect over the long journey of the last 9 months. Then the next thing I heard was a code. Tia was still unconscious, and my heart sank as the code blared loud over the hospital speakers. Hospital staff talked and comforted me, as a team rushed into the OR to save little David’s life. Amid everything the LORD brought Psalms 118:17 “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord” to my mind. Little David was unresponsive, and chest compressions were performed. We truly believe the prayers of family and friends made the difference in the Lord blessing us with a healthy baby boy. He is perfect and looks nothing like what he has been through. Doctors are amazed at how well he is doing and how completely healthy he is, we are not because we know what a big God we serve!

David Ford III as a baby and now.