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Baby declared dead revived by mother after 2 hours

Discussion in 'News that makes you smile!' started by matou, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. matou

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    This mother held her premature baby for two hours across her chest in what is called 'kangaroo care' in Australia and he opened his eyes and is now 5 months old. The mother had twins and the daughter survived but the boy was declared dead shortly after birth.

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    beautiful story. The parents were on the Today Show with the twins.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38988...evives-baby-was-pronounced-dead/#.TuZ5bla8g8s
     
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    Just perfect. Thanks so much for posting this...thanks so much.

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  3. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    What a beautiful story...
     
  4. matou

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    Jamie's occasional gasps for air were dismissed by doctors as a reflex action, or 'death throes'.

    "After just five minutes I felt him move as if he were startled, then he started gasping more and more regularly," said Kate.

    "I thought, "Oh my God, what's going on?" A short time later he opened his eyes. It was a miracle."

    "'I told my mum, who was there, that he was still alive. Then he held out his hand and grabbed my finger.
    'He opened his eyes and moved his head from side to side."

    The parents sent news to the doctor who had delivered Jamie but he dismissed them, claiming it was impossible. A midwife continued to film the movements, and once given breast milk on his mother's finger, he began breathing regularly.

    "At that point the doctor came back. He got a stethoscope, listened to Jamie's chest and just kept shaking his head," recounted Kate.

    "He said, 'I don't believe it, I don't believe it."


    http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/bab...e-with-skintoskin-contact-20100827-13uoa.html
     
  6. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    I absolutely love miracles and this is one of the sweetest I've ever seen! :heartbeat:
     
  7. katydid23

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    My friend saw this story and got very upset. her child was pronounced dead at birth and she was unable to hold him because she was sedated and now she is beside herself with grief because she thinks he may have come back to life too. I do not know what to say to her.
     
  8. matou

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    I'm so sorry for you and your friend. xoxoxoxo She should have gotten to hold her baby, at least to have skin on skin contact for a few minutes. So sorry karydid.
     
  9. QueenD

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    What a wonderful story to read.

    It's a shame some mothers (if you want to cal them that) does just the opposite as this mother did. This Mother gave her baby life, some are taking the babies lifes.
     
  10. katydid23

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    I know. She feels so guilty now. But she was sick and in pain and they pretty much knocked her out. And the father of the baby gave them permission to prepare him for the burial etc. He did not think of that part. he was trying to protect his wife but she is inconsolable still. And this story threw her for a loop. So sad.

    This story is wonderful and I should not derail the joy of it. It is a holiday miracle for sure, Amen.
     
  11. wfgodot

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    I love the story, but see it not so much in terms of "a mother's miracle," but rather in terms of inept physicians. Thank God though for the nurses, who placed the child across the mother's body.
     
  12. matou

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    Yes, I agree. She had a midwife who may have placed the baby across her chest. Mine did the same immediately after the birth of my daughter. The baby needs the warmth and scent of the mother, skin on skin must happen right away even before the placenta comes out.
     
  13. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Katydid, my brother and his wife lost a baby at about the same 'age'. She did hold against her skin and cuddle him for a long time before they took him away. And he didn't "come back"... :(

    I think this story is a very rare miracle and blessing.
     
  14. katydid23

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    Thank you. That was kind of what I ended up saying to her. I said that many mothers held their lost children that way and no such miracle took place. And I think the main problem is the baby was born and lost in December, so this is a
    very hard time for them. But she is pregnant now so please send her good thoughts,[ nickname Ellie] so she can have a happy Easter instead.
     
  15. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    Katydid, do they have any other children? I lost my first one before DS was born - and it was extra hard b/c at that point we didn't know if we'd ever be able to have children. My brother and SIL has two already, then lost the little boy born at about 26 wks, then went on to have three more. So there is hope...
     
  16. katydid23

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    No, this pregnancy now will be their first ,hopefully. So it was very devastating. And it was a long time coming after infertility issues. And the baby was very premature. So she is on total bedrest now. But I think this will happen this time. She is just really sensitive and emotional. But they do love our two kids and so they are open to adoption because they know our family and so I think it helps her feel optimistic about having a family some day.
     
  17. LadyL

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    what a beautiful Christmas story!

    I'm a bit bitter at the 'dismissive' doctor ...
     
  18. katydid23

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    I am hoping the doctor learned a vital lesson. But I won't hold my breath.
     

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