Mom’s hug revives baby that was pronounced dead

Premature infant stirs to life after two hours of ‘kangaroo care’

Michael Inbar
Today.com
9/3/2010

Modern medicine often works wonders, but an Australian mom now knows firsthand the true miracle that can come from a mother’s touch.

Kate Ogg was told her newborn son Jamie had died after efforts to resuscitate the premature infant had failed shortly after his birth. But when Kate was given the chance to say goodbye to the apparently lifeless baby, she and her husband, David, found they were instead saying hello to the newest member of their family.

Now 5 months old and healthy, baby Jamie and his twin sister, Emily, appeared on TODAY Friday with their proud parents, who told the amazing tale of what happened to them in a Sydney, Australia, hospital last March.

Loving embrace
Kate Ogg told TODAY’s Ann Curry that she knew her babies were in danger when she gave birth just 27 weeks into her pregnancy. Daughter Emily survived the premature birth, but son Jamie languished — and after 20 minutes of trying to get him to breathe, doctors pronounced him dead.

After Kate was told Jamie didn’t make it, nurses placed the baby across Kate’s bare chest so Kate and David could reconcile themselves to his death.

“I wanted to meet him and to hold him and for him to know us,” Kate Ogg told Curry. “If he was on his way out of the world, we wanted for him to know who his parents were and to know that we loved him before he died.”

But a strange thing happened on their way to farewell. After five minutes, Jamie began displaying short, startled movements. As Kate and David looked on, his movements became more pronounced…

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The article continues at Today.com where there is also a transcript of the video.

H/T LR on Facebook. Though the video is over a year old we just loved these parents and their beautiful story.

Now think about these young parents able to deeply love and nurture a dying child…and then read an entire website about people who can behead nine year old children…and inflict unending, breathtaking cruelty upon innocent adults. [Warning: graphic images]

H/T RI 9/12 Project.

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