Parenthood is a blessing. Blessed are the parents who experience pregnancy without complications and delay. It’s alright if you do not wish to conceive early or not have a baby at all. It is your decision. For those who want to but face complications, it becomes heartbreaking. Susie Troxler, 50, and her husband, Tony Troxler, 61, spent years yearning for a baby to call theirs.
The couple tried everything except seeking medical help. They belong to an era where IVF wasn’t popular. The couple being old-fashioned, assumed they would conceive naturally. When they didn’t become pregnant for years, they didn’t seek medical advice. The couple accepted that they would never have their child. The couple, however, was blessed to have Ob-Gyn, who was considerate and compassionate.
Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith asked Susie if she had any questions or worries that she wanted to ask or share. Although the question caught Susie off guard, she shared her concern. She told the doctor that she had been failing to conceive. The doctor calmly assured Susie that it was not a big issue and they could probably sort it out. Susie was referred to a reproductive endocrinologist. She was diagnosed with fibrosis.
It is a tumor that grows on the walls of the uterus. In January 2019, Susie underwent surgery for the same. Things didn’t fix soon after the surgery. Because of the age factor and health complications Tony, conceiving remained challenging. Susie and Tony first went for in-vitro fertilization. The couple, however, failed to produce a viable embryo. Next, they tried egg donation. On the first try, the embryo created wouldn’t get implanted in Susie’s uterus.
With one frozen embryo left, they had to postpone their plan due to the Pandemic. In February 2021, the couple gave themselves a last chance with the frozen embryo. The miracle happened. The couple got pregnant. Susie’s pregnancy was full of complications. On September 29, 2001, Susie had her baby through a planned C-section. Dr. Carolyn Harraway-Smith remained by her side all the while.
Baby Lily was born healthy and hearty. She came to the world smiling and brought happiness and hope to her parents’ lives. The proud parents call her Miracle Baby.The story teaches us two important things. First, if you have an issue, talk. You might have a solution handy. Second, never give up hope. Few things take their own time to take place. Keep faith. Be strong.