Mum And Dad’s Hugs Bring Baby Back To Life After Sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ Breathing
First-time parents Kate and David Ogg were ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ when they were told one of their twins – born two minutes apart at just 26 weeks – had sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ breathing and had just moments to live. But Jamie is now alive and a happy five-year-old boy.
After years of trying to fall pregnant, the Queensland couple were delighted to find out they were having twins – the ‘pigeon pair’ of a boy and girl. But just six months into the pregnancy they found themselves in the delivery room and facing ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ births. Jamie was born first and his sister Emily followed two minutes later.
After was born Jamie sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ breathing and his heartbeat was nearly gone. 20 doctors were around him, After 20 minutes they sᴛᴏᴘᴘᴇᴅ working on him. The doctor sat on the end of Ms Ogg’s ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ bed and asked the couple if they had a name picked out. He then informed them that there was nothing more they could do to sᴀᴠᴇ Jamie. He was still gasp.
They didn’t give up hopeing , they had tried for years to have kids, if the he was still breathed, he would have life’s chance. She just wanted to cuddle him. She unwrapped him and ordered her husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed. He suddenly gasped… then he opened his eyes. He was breathing and grabbing Dave’s finger.
“We were trying to entice him to stay. We explained his name and that he had a twin that he had to look out for and how hard we tried to have him.” she said
In this mother’s loving arms, the little boy started moving, and his breathing grew stronger. ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ staff rushed back to his aid and together brought the baby back to life.
‘They have a little brother Charlie who loves telling anyone who listens. When I was born I was fat and the twins were skinny. Jamie was also dead but now he is alive”. He’ll say
Remarkably, Jamie has not encountered one medical problem in the five years since his birth.
‘He is absolutely fine… the biggest concern they had was ᴄᴇʀᴇʙʀᴀʟ ᴘᴀʟsʏ because of the lack of oxygen but there’s been nothing. It’s absolutely astounding. This whole experience makes you cherish them more.’ Ms Ogg sai
The Ogg family have set up an online community called Jamie’s Gift to regularly raise funds for the Miracle Babies Foundation – an organisation that supports ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ and sɪᴄᴋ newborns. Dave is currently training for an Ironman triathlon in Port Macquarie in May to raise funds.
‘He will put his body through a gruelling 3.8km swim, 180km bike and a marathon,’ Ms Ogg said.
Jamie and Emily are now about to turn five years old and their parents have only recently told them of the miraculous story.
‘Emily burst into tears, she was really upset and she kept hugging Jamie. They love to talk about when they were babies.”Ms Ogg said