Puppy delivered from fatal prognosis

I have a champion Vizsla show dog, who is my loyal companion. Last winter I bred her and joyously awaited the arrival of the litter in nine weeks. 

It is common amongst dog breeders to have the mother X-rayed seven to ten days before the delivery date, and this time I felt led to do so. After the X-ray was taken, the veterinarian told me there were five well-developed puppies, but also a sixth that was mainly a head—the body was extremely underdeveloped. She predicted this puppy would be born dead. Immediately I thought, “No! God did not make an underdeveloped anything, and I do not have to accept this verdict.”

I called a Christian Science practitioner for assistance as I prayed about this. She shared with me many wonderful concepts, including that the ideas of God are imperishable. She referred me to page 512 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, where the author states, using Spirit as another name for God, “Spirit blesses the multiplication of its own pure and perfect ideas.” The next day I felt able to continue praying on my own. Three important concepts stayed with me all week:

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