On Friday, December 31, 2011, Roystin McDonald when to the hospital with Britnie at nearly 37 weeks of pregnancy for a non-stress test (NST), which is a screening test used in pregnancy when a cardiotocograph is used to monitor the baby's heart rate, and following induction to deliver a little baby boy. Prior to that, Britnie was diagnosed with preeclampsia, which is a medical condition in which hypertension arises in pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) in association with significant amounts of protein in the urine. During the NST the midwife could not find a heartbeat and upon further examination through an ultra sound, they discovered that Corban Zadok McDonald had already passed away. Britnie had an emergency C-section and further confirmed the ultra sound.
As you can imagine, the situation is not easy to handle, but T. Pope spoke with Roy this morning as he very openly shared:
"We don't always know why these things happen. I do believe that God is good and has my best interest in mind."
Please pray for Britnie and him as she recovers physically and emotionally. Pray for peace of mind and heart as they seek to get back to jobs and life. They will have a ceremony for Corban and we'll do our best to keep you posted on that.