The parents of little Jett Morris were advised by doctors to have an abortion, calling him a non-viable fetus but they refused. Jett, now a year old, has proven the doctors wrong.
Jett was born prematurely at 25 weeks weighing just 1.4lbs – less than a bag of sugar.
According to the UK Mirror, Jett’s parents say that they were pressured to abort their little boy and were told he was ‘non-viable.’
Parents Mhairi and Paul Morris told the Mirror that Jett would not be here if they had given in to pressure to end the pregnancy.
They claim staff gave them just five minutes to decide to have their child aborted. But they refused and, according to the Mirror, Jett’s mother found herself facing repeated calls from nurses over the next few days to have an abortion.
She remained convinced her unborn baby was healthy and five weeks later he was born.
“They didn’t see him as a child yet, they just called him a ‘non-viable foetus‘. It was cold and I was devastated,” Marie told the Mirror.
“I understand doctors have to tell you the worst case scenario and be blunt, but no two people on this Earth are exactly the same and doctors didn’t even give Jett a chance”.
A year after his birth, Jett’s mother wrote about her experience on Facebook, recounting how the doctors rolled their eyes at her when she refused their suggestion to have an abortion.
“Approximately 8 hours after my waters broke, the doctor told us I would go into labour naturally within 48 hours, my reply was, well lets sit it out, and let nature take it’s course. I will never forget his reaction, he rolled his eyes at us, looked at his watch and walked out. He came back into the room 10 minutes later and said I should go to theatre as I was putting myself in danger of infection, I almost lost my temper, this was our precious baby he was so callous to dismiss, and we told him straight that as long as our son’s heart was beating and I could feel him kick, I would NOT be going to theatre. I can’t tell you how much I would love to meet this doctor again.”
Recently, Jett’s parents proved the doctor’s wrong as they celebrated his first birthday!
Jett’s mother says she hopes his story will encourage other women, “I hope that Jett’s Journey can give hope and strength to parents that might be in a similar position that I was in this time last year. The doctors gave us no hope whatsoever, but we found the courage to stand our ground and give our baby a chance.“