After giving birth to twins, Australians Kate and David Ogg were told what no parents want to hear: Their baby girl was fine, but after 20 minutes ot trying to get their baby boy to breathe, the doctors had declared him clinically dead.
Kate insisted on holding her baby boy, who she named Jamie. The nurse handed her the tiny, limp body wrapped in a blanket. Kate unwrapped the blanket and pressed Jamie’s skin against hers, skin-to-skin, while cuddling and stroking him. She talked to Jamie, and she told him that his twin sister Emily was fine.
After two hours, a miracle occurred: Jamie began gasping. Doctors told the parents not to get their hopes up, that the gasping was just a reflex. But the gasping continued and the gasps became more regular. A short time later, Jamie opened his eyes.
Kate put breast milk on her fingertip and pressed it to Jamie’s lips….and Baby Jamie started sucking. In SHOCK, the doctor kept repeating, “I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it!”
In Australia, the magic of a mother’s touch is well known: It’s called Kangaroo Care. But this wonderful story raises it to a whole new level, when a mother’s touch brought her son back to life.
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