Jacob has survived despite receiving a rare metabolic disorder of the liver from his mother, Keeley.
Although doctors warned her that getting pregnant would be risky, Keeley had no thoughts about abortion once she found out she was carrying Jacob and that he had inherited the disorder from her.
Like other women in her family, Keeley carries the gene for the disorder OTC-deficiency and doctors told her in January that both she and her unborn son could have died.
Gibbs refused to have an abortion and both she and Jacob survived the pregnancy and birth.
After he was born, Jacob apparently became the youngest person ever to have a liver transplant — at just 10 days old [St. Louis Children’s Hospital].
Three months after the surgery, both baby and mother are doing well.
[22Apr06, St. Louis, MO LifeNews.com]