Bex and her husband Martin couldn’t be more excited about the birth of their daughter. During the course of the pregnancy, everything seemed to be going well.
And like many other parents to be, the couple had prepared everything in their house for the arrival of their baby.
But everything would take an unexpected turn — in an incident that would leave thousands shocked.
Bex and her husband Martin were thrilled when they were told they were going to have a baby. Like many parents to be, they had high expectations and couldn’t wait to hold their baby in their arms.
At first it seemed like everything was normal and Bex and Martin planned everything perfectly in time for the arrival of their baby.
But one day, when they went to see their doctor for a checkup, they found out that the baby had heart problems.
At five months, they were forced to have an emergency cesarean and just as the baby left the mother’s belly — her heart stopped beating.
The baby was born dead.
When the mom couldn’t hear any cries or screams coming from her newborn daughter, she knew something was wrong.
Bex started screamed desperately when she realized that her daughter was in fact dead.
Bex couldn’t stop crying, but eight minutes later a real miracle would occur.
The doctors were trying their best to make the impossible happen and somehow — they managed.
With the help of electro-shock treatment, they managed to revive the baby, who’d been named Willow. The little girl was then taken to intensive care where doctors performed something that could very well have been taken from a science fiction movie.
In a procedure called ‘brain hypothermia’, also known as ‘cooling therapy’, they placed the girl in an incubator and lowered her body temperature to 91,4 °F. The reason is to make sure that there is no permanent damage to the brain due to lack of oxygen during those long minutes.
Willow remained in that treatment for four days. During this time, her parents were not even able to touch her hands.
Bex and Martin were by Willow’s side the whole time, hoping that Wilow would get stronger by the day.
“She didn’t cry for four weeks. Because she had so many tubes and they hurt her throat, she didn’t know how to cry,” Bex told The Mirror. “It’s strange, but all we wanted was to hear our baby cry.”
After four days inside of the incubator, the little girl’s temperature was stabilized and luckily she was left with no brain damage. This will allow her to lead a normal life.
It’s been almost a year and a half since Willow was born and she seems to be fine.
“She has just been amazing in her recovery. We have been told there is still a risk that she could suffer developmental issues, but so far she is perfectly fine,” dad Martin told The Mirror. “Now she’s just a perfectly healthy baby.”
The advancements made in medical treatments are just mind-blowing. Thank goodness everything went well and Willow will be able to live a life full of love together with her parents.
I wish her all the luck in the world and I hope she has a very happy life!
A big thanks to these doctors and nurses for saving little Willow’s life. The work done by medical staff is priceless — what would we do without them? They are true heroes!
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