When my daughter was born, she lost 1/2 of her blood volume (only 6 children have been documented in the medical literature to have lost that much and survived) due to a screw up.
She was placed in neonatal intensive care, then airlifted to a university hospital. Every day we would get bad news: “condition incompatible with life”, “meningitis (twice)”, “if she survives she will be seriously retarded”, “if she survives, she will live until 2, at best”.
Finally, we decided to call in a healing priest. He blessed her with Lourdes water, and from that day she improved. We took her home, after 4 months, and went to Lourdes about 6 months later (to fulfill a vow, and to say thank you).
Everything was OK with her, except a scab on top of her head (that was caused when a powerful IV that was placed in her head, because they had run out of veins to use ). The scab would form, fall off causing bleeding and re-form. This went on for 9 months.
We (wife, kids, parents, and father-in-law) were in Lourdes. Went to the Grotto, and were getting ready to leave, when my Dad said “wait, lets pour the water on Stef again, and all say a prayer over her”. We did.
The next morning the scab was gone. Never came back. Completely healed. And Stef is a wonderfully happy, normal kid of 15.
Thank you St Bernadette! Thank you our Lady of Lourdes!