Friday, August 27, 2010

Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life.....


26 / 08 / 2010 - Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life with two hours of loving cuddles after doctors pronounce him dead

An Australian mother has told how her touch brought her 'dead' baby 
 back to life.
Doctors gave tiny Jamie Ogg no chance of survival when he was born 
prematurely at 27 weeks weighing just 2lb.
 His twin sister Emily had survived but after battling for 20 minutes 
 to get him to breathe Jamie was declared dead.
 He was handed to his mother Kate so she and her partner David could 
 grieve and say their goodbyes.

 But after two hours of being spoken to, touched cuddled and held by 
 his mother he miraculously began showing signs of life.
 Then after being given breast milk on his mother's finger, he began 
 breathing regularly.
 Kate, who gave birth after a three-hour labour in March, has spoken 
 of how vital 'skin-on-skin' care can be for a sick baby, or 
 'kangaroo touch' as it is known in Australia. 'Skin-on-skin' care is 
when the child is laid on the mother.
 Normally, premature babies are sent to intensive care and she was 
 only given her son to hold because he was thought to have died.
 Telling how the drama unfolded, she said: 'The doctor asked me after 
 the birth had we chosen a name for our son.
 'I said, "Jamie", and he turned around with my son already wrapped 
 up and said, "We've lost Jamie, he didn't make it, sorry."
 'It was the worse feeling I've ever felt. I unwrapped Jamie from his 
 blanket.
 'He was very limp. His little arms and legs were just falling down 
 away from his body.
 'I took my gown off and arranged him on my chest with his head over 
 my arm and just held him.
 'He wasn't moving at all and we just started talking to him. We told 
 him what his name was and that he had a sister.
 'We told him the things we wanted to do with him throughout his life.'
 Jamie occasionally gasped for air, which doctors said was a reflex 
 action.
 She added: 'After just five minutes I felt him move as if he were 
 startled, then he started gasping more and more regularly.
 '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.'
 She said they passed on a message to their doctor insisting Jamie 
 was showing signs of life, but he sent back a midwife with the reply 
 that they were just natural reflexes and that there was no possible 
 way he could still be alive.
 Kate then said to her husband, 'What if he lives?'
 She added: 'I was like, "We could be the luckiest parents in the 
 world".
 'I gave Jamie some breast milk on my finger, he took it and started 
 regular breathing.
 'At that point the doctor came back. He got a stethoscope, listened 
 to Jamie's chest and just kept shaking his head.
 'He said, "I don't believe it, I don't believe it".'

 David, speaking to the Australian TV show Today Tonight, said: 
 'Luckily, I've got a very strong, very smart wife.
 'She instinctively did what she did. If she hadn't have done that,  then Jamie probably wouldn't be here.'
 The doctor who delivered Jamie refused to be interviewed for the TV 
 show.
 Source: Daily Mail

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