Israel Mckinney

MINNEAPOLIS - The eight-month-old baby who has been receiving prayers for his Supraventricular Tachycardia is in intensive care.

Stellan McKinney's mother says he is at Minneapolis Children's and his heart is beating unusually fast.His mother says she is especially worried this time.

Stellan may have to be taken to Boston for another surgery.22 weeks into her fourth pregnancy, Jennifer McKinney learned her baby's heart was racing, beating three times as fast as it should.

She spent five weeks in the hospital, taking medicines to slow the baby's heart rate.But her baby had a stubborn heart and the medicine wasn't working.

Israel McKinney, Jennifer's husband, remembers the hospital stay."For five weeks we were told we were 48 to 72 hours away from going home," he said.For Jennifer, like all pregnant women there is no more glorious sound than that of her unborn baby's heart beat.

Because something wasn't right, she was constantly checking his heart rate.

"It was a beautiful sound and it was a terrifying sound," she said.

"I wasn't able to disillusion myself that this wasn't really happening.

It was a constant reminder that he was in trouble.

At the same time it was comforting to hear it because it meant his heart was still beating."And his was a heart beat heard round the world.

Jennifer shared her story through a blog.

She had been a blogger for several years already, writing a popular mommy blog with seven hundred happy, help-seeking hits a day.Within days of sharing Stellan's name with readers, a woman in England emailed a photo of Stellen's name written in sand.There were photos from the western wall of Jerusalem and the great wall of China.

Stellan's name was written in toothpaste, pasta, pretzels, candy, kids, berries and blocks and blossoms; beautiful blossoms.Join Stellan's Prayer Cicle to Share your well wishes and read the thoughts of others: http://twibbon.com/join/StellanRead the Blog of Stellan's story: http://www.mycharmingkids.net/Follow Stellan's mom on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mckMama 

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/health/Baby_Stellan_in_Intensive_Care_july_27_2009

 
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