Jennifer Snowden was finally able to bring her baby son, James Ascher (who will be referred to as Ascher), home — after he was diagnosed with a brain encephalocele and placed in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after his birth on Sep. 12.
“We are now home after a tumultuous first few days. He is a strong little man,” the Southern Charm star wrote on Instagram.
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UPDATE: Ascher was born on Mon 9/12 @ 7:50am. He is doing great & we are now home after a tumultuous 1st few days. He is a strong little man. I'm trying to give him some time to himself but I'll post a pic soon. Even my friends haven't seen him yet. It's been a just family kind of thing to give him some space to get stronger which he has. Thank you all for your kind words & concern. I've not been on my phone at all since Monday but I'll be back next week. Thank you again 💙💙💙 much love, jennifer 😇Our little baby Ascher is being born tomorrow @ 7am – if you're up around that time or not too busy today, please say a prayer for him that his encephalocele on his brain has continued to be miraculously healed in the womb, which was evidenced by his 2nd fetal MRI on 7/28. We've been on a crazy emotional trajectory with this little guy but are so blessed by the news from 7/28 & hopeful that his prognosis remains the same or, God willing, even better once he's born & the doctors can evaluate him more. THANK YOU ALL 😘. I believe with all of my heart that Your prayers have helped turned this little boy's fate around. And for that, I am forever in your debt. 💙Love, Jennifer
Jennifer and her longtime boyfriend, James Lee, welcomed the child via C-section last week and he needed surgery almost immediately after. Before his birth she asked loved ones to once again pray for their baby and his improving condition, which is a rare birth defect of the neural tube.
“Please say a prayer for him that his encephalocele on his brain has continued to be miraculously healed in the womb, which was evidenced by his second fetal MRI on July 28,” she said. “I believe with all of my heart that your prayers have helped turned this little boy's fate around. And for that, I am forever in your debt.”
It’s a miracle!