I am heartbroken tonight for a friend of mine going through a terrible ordeal. She is early in her second trimester with her pregnancy and has had non-stop complications. She was put on bedrest early on because the pregnancy was high-risk to start with (her son is 2 and was born after four previous pregnancies resulted in miscarriage). Unfortunately she is the primary full-time worker in her home, and her husband has not been able to find much work with the economy in its current state, so she had to continue working full-time to keep them covered with health insurance. Fast forward to now...today I got an email from her telling me that the most recent ultrasound shows a terrible defect with some of the baby's internal organs...with the current complications he only has a 5% survival rate and most likely will not survive to be full-term. For the record, it wasn't the lack of bedrest that caused the defect. Right now she is around 14 weeks. They are going to do an amnio on Monday to determine the severity level of the defect and see if he's in the 5% window that would allow for major corrective surgery...she told me she's holding out hope for that 5%. I think she knows the chances are slim and is just having so much trouble dealing with it...crying all the time, not able to sleep...and who can blame her. Basically I would just like to ask for prayers for her, and her family, that they will have the strength to endure whatever happens next. I am hoping for the best for them but mentally preparing myself for the worst...sadly the baby will not live much longer if the defect is as progressed as the doctors believe. Thank you in advance for your prayers...I know that God does listen to prayers, even if the outcome isn't always what we wish it would be.