Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mom and Baby Die, Then Revive

“She had no signs of life. No heartbeat, no blood pressure, she wasn’t breathing,” said Dr. Stephanie Martin, a maternal fetal medicine expert at the hospital. Her baby boy ”was basically limp, with a very slow heart rate.”

“She literally stopped breathing and her heart stopped,” said her husband Mike, 37. Doctors and nurses tried feverishly to revive her, to no avail. “I was holding her hand when we realized she was gone,” Mike said. “My entire life just rolled out.”

The doctors told Mike they would then take his son out, as they could not revive his wife. “They handed him to me, absolutely lifeless,” Mike said.

That’s when the miracles began: the baby suddenly he came to. Soon after, Tracy’s pulse returned, even though she had no heartbeat for about four minutes. She couldn’t remember any of it, feeling as though she had just been asleep.

Dr. Martin says there is no clear medical explanation for Tracy and her son’s recoveries. “We did a thorough evaluation and can’t find anything that explains why this happened,” she said.

What do you think? Do you believe in miracles? Has anything like this ever happened to you?

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