A baby boy is due to Matthew and Lauren Accurso’s fourth child; the two have been married for 20 years. In anticipation of meeting his three elder sisters, Ali Rose (8 years old), Naomi Belle (5 years old), and Layna Louise, newborn Matthew is eager to be born (2 years old). But, their future aspirations were abruptly crushed on April 29 when Lauren, 37, unexpectedly passed away while giving birth. Her departure “medically necessary and inevitable; highly unusual.” Due to the prolonged lack of oxygen he received at birth, baby Matthew was placed in the intensive care unit where he is currently fighting for his life.
Although grieving for his wife and caring for his three daughters, the father made every effort to be with his new son at the hospital. He appeared to be getting better, but then something changed. Accurso composed a letter to thank everyone who supported him and his family at such a trying time in his life, which his pastor Matt McCloghry later put on Facebook. he. Accurso also reveals the miracle of his kid’s brief life and discusses the extraordinarily painful decision he had to make to remove his newborn baby from the device.
“Today is one of the hardest days of my life. It will forever be etched in my mind. I sit in a room at Wolfsons Hospital with 15 highly qualified medical professionals, all deeply concerned about our newborn son Matthew. Unfortunately, the last thing I thought I would have to say as a father is now very real and happening.”
As a result, Matthew had to deal with various major issues with his cognitive development and function. Currently, a ventilator that uses an air tube and a feeding tube is keeping Matthew alive. Without these medical gadgets, which we frequently refer to as “life support devices,” Matthew would not be able to maintain life given the severity of his disease. Sadly, the physicians have been attempting to wean him off the machine for the past two weeks without success.
Upon hearing this news, my first reaction as Matthew’s dad was to pick up my darling son and carry him as far away from the machines, medications, life support equipment, and hospital smells as possible. . I wanted to take him back to our family’s apartment on the beach and let the healing kisses of his sisters, grandmothers and cousins wash away any ills from his little body. he. The lovely boy that my wife has diligently and lovingly carried for 9 months is in a situation where a father like me cannot do anything to help him.
A lot of thoughts ran through my head. “Lord, what more can I give, you have my soul mate and now my son? That’s all I can stand. Please shower your mercy on me. I had to face something that no father has to face. Decide to put Matthew into endless life supporting equipment and medicine or let God take him where He wants. Accurso explained that his only son’s life was a real miracle.
Matthews came to a world far from normal. At the moment his mother took her last breath, Matthew was shoved from the most peaceful world known into a world of frenzied chaos in order to save his mother and him. Then, against all chances, Matthew managed to open his eyes, breathe on his own, pump blood via a powerful heart, move his limbs without any stiffness, and even make hunchbacks.
My miracle is to spend as much time as I can with my newborn kid before picking him up with his mother to give her their first hug in paradise. Your prayers will be appreciated as we work with the medical team and aim to deliver Matthew home to his mother and Heavenly Father in the coming days.