Joel and Ginger Millermon were excited to be having their second child. When they went for the sonogram and found out the Ginger was pregnant with twin boys, they were thrilled.
Unfortunately Ginger went into labor early with her boys who were two months early. Jarrott and Brennan were born with their lungs underdeveloped and had to be placed on ventilators. Unfortunately for little Jarrott, the ventilator that was keeping him alive was also causing damage to his lungs.
Doctors were not hopeful that Jarrott would pull through. They would not allow Joel and Ginger to touch the infant because he was overstimulated and his heart rate was too high. The parents were crushed.
They stood vigil by Jarrott’s bedside at the hospital, wanting to be by his side in case he didn’t make it. Throughout the next six months, Jarrott fought a tough battle with his health. He underwent a stomach surgery, had a feeding tube put in, and had to have a tracheotomy done. On top of all of that, he contracted a virus that was deemed to be fatal.
The medication that doctors were giving to Jarrott was not working. The plan was to slowly take him off of the meds and let him go into a coma and pass away. However that is not what happened. Jarrott made it through the night, much to the surprise of his doctors and nurses. Doctors ran tests on his blood and the results came back that he was the healthiest he has been since he was born! Doctors told the couple not to have high expectations for Jarrott.
Now more than a decade later Jarrott is exceeding the doctors expectations. He is on the honor roll at his school and plays sports. His parents call him a miracle.