The Peverill Family
Nineteen years after having their first child, the Peverills were pregnant with their second. At 18 weeks, their little miracle had already begun to descend into the birth canal. Upon getting the doctor for his opinion, they said, “There isn’t anything we could do. You’re 4 cm dilated and we don’t perform cerclages past 4 cm.” Their hearts were completely broken, but between the crying, pleading, and signing several forms, Lisa found herself in pre-op to have a surgery to save their baby.
Four weeks after the surgery, Lisa awoke in the middle of the night in labor. Their baby wouldn’t survive at 22 weeks and doctors weren’t having success in stopping the labor. At some point, the Peverills were asked to plan for service arrangements as they were losing their baby. And then something happened. The contractions stopped, the pain was gone, and the baby’s heart rate returned to normal.
On New Year’s Day, Lisa awoke realizing that she was hemorrhaging and her baby was flipping around. They rushed to Fairfax Hospital and 10 days later, Steele Montgomery Peverill was brought into this world via emergency caesarian. This 25-weeker was born weighing 2 lbs 1 oz and was screaming.
Today, Steele is almost 5! You would never know he had less than a 10% chance to be born and a 10% to survive the NICU. He is a Tough as Steele little boy!