Parents to be Nick Schnarr and his wife Brooklyn were told that their unborn baby's condition was "off the charts bad." The baby was diagnosed with severe hydrocephalus, meaning that he had too much brain fluid.
The situation was so dire that doctors said there was a 90 percent chance their child would die shortly after birth or have such severe cognitive impairments that quality of life would be unimaginable.
In a viral Love What Matters post, Schnarr wrote about the heart wrenching experiences he and his wife had leading up to the birth.
He wrote, "We had a meeting with palliative care regarding the use of life sustaining measures, and had detailed, awful, and emotional discussions about the ethics of when we might need to remove or cease such measures--which would result in the baby 'passing away peacefully.'"
Literally minutes before Brooklyn was about to give birth on July 8, doctors were still talking about the baby going to heaven. But then, something amazing happened after she went into labor.
"The baby came out crying--which was the sweetest sound I have ever heard," Schnarr wrote.
Apparently, newborn Charlie Edward Schnarr's brain had found a way to naturally "clear" the blockage. Though he will need checkups for a mild ventricular enlargement, he is a normal healthy baby who was able to come home to Mom and Dad.
The medical experts had no explanation for what happened.
"During the last week, I heard the word 'divine intervention' and 'miracle' more times than I could count," Schnarr wrote. "Nurses with decades of experience, and esteemed, nationally admired doctors were flabbergasted but jubilant."
And in the midst of all the celebration and praise, it made Schnarr realize something crucial.
"I'm a practical person that certainly believes in science and medical technology, but I absolutely know, from the bottom of my heart, that God was involved in this," he wrote. "I give ALL of the credit and glory to him."