Pregnant mom who rejected cancer treatment to save unborn child has died

Faith Castro
September 12, 2017

"My wife loves the Lord and she loves her children more than anything", he said. "It's in God's hands now", Nick said. Carrie entered into the presence of our Lord early this morning.

In June, Mrs DeKleyn, who is pro-life, had a catheter inserted to relieve fluid from her brain after suffering vomit-inducing headaches. You have touched so many lives and your love for Jesus was evident in the way you lived your life. It was a hard time for him and the family because they were really happy for the baby being born but they knew Carrie was hours away from dying. After giving birth, Carrie was taken off life support.

DeKleyn reportedly qualified to be in a University of MI clinical trial for her cancer that doctors said might have extended her life another 10 to 20 years, however, she and her husband declined because they are Christians and wanted to give their child a chance to live. Nelson, revealed on Cure 4 Carrie that the faithful mom had become "completely unresponsive". He told her that she succeeded in what she wanted to do and that the baby was just fine. We have tried to share Carrie's story without being negative, but the bottom line is we need to share the reality of the situation.

It's painful. But this is what she wanted. "We are proud of her". The baby is still holding her own.

Doctors then evaluated Life's health on Wednesday and she was found to be sick. She was very vital and incredibly loving. Meaning she was in the 3 percentile when her measurements were done last.

"On Saturday, her husband said she was "just hours away" from death". Please please continue to pray for all of us as we navigate through this frightful situation.

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Mother of five Carrie DeKlyen had discovered she was pregnant shortly after she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, according to Newser.

Mrs DeKlyen sacrificed the chance to undergo chemotherapy in order to give birth to her new baby.

The doctors removed Carrie's feeding and breeding tubes on Thursday. "I say, 'I love you, Carrie, and I'm waiting for you to wake up and take you home.' I tell her that I'm staying by her side, and I'll never leave her".

Therefore, Carrie made a decision to give up the chances of prolonging her life to have her sixth child.

As Ms Deklyen's family prepares to farewell her at a funeral service on Tuesday, baby Life's battle is only just beginning. "She's going to be here [in the neonatal intensive care unit] for 4 or 5 months, but we expect her to be a healthy baby". "The doctor just said the timing [of the birth] couldn't have been more flawless". Relatives and friends may meet her family Monday at the Cook Memorial Chapel at 4235 Prairie SW in Grandville.

A GoFundMe page to support the family has received over $123,000 of its $150,000 goal.

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