Mom says cuddling baby after premature birth brought him back to life

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QUEENSLAND, Australia — A husband and wife in Australia waited years to find out they would be parents.

And when that day finally came after three years of trying to conceive, it was twice as amazing, Kate and David Ogg were told they were having twins.

According to an interview posted to the‘Johnson’s Baby YouTube page, Kate said she went into labor at 26 weeks.

She said after the babies were delivered, the doctor told them that their son, Jamie, didn’t make it.

“We’ve lost him,” the doctor said.

But, Kate refused to give up.

“I just grabbed the baby from the doctor and unwrapped him and I ordered David to get his clothes off and get into bed with me because I wanted as much body heat around this baby as possible ’cause he was cold and I wanted him to be warm and alive. We put his skin against my skin and then I just held him close to my heart. I moved his head so that his ear would be able to hear my heart beating and cried and cried. So we told him that he had a sister and her name was Emily, and that she was going to be okay and that he needed to look out for her and that we had big plans for him, for his life. We made a lot of promises, which we’re happy to keep… so, we’re bawling our eyes out and holding him, and then he started to move and we thought, ‘What? What’s happening?!'”

He started breathing, opened his eyes and grabbed David’s finger.

Kate said she realized it was because they held him.

She said it was the body heat of his mother and father that brought Jamie back to life.

Kate is giving an update on her amazing story as the twins get ready to turn five years old later this month.


    • miles (dave)

      studies with suspended animation using cold show that death is a process not a event. that means the question is not is it dead but how dead is it. granted if i were the doctor and this happened on my watch even if i did everything i could to save the child and determine if the child was past saving, it would still make me wonder what more could be done that isnt being done and how many other children were not cared for that could have been saved

      the tools and techniques over the years have changed to determine what is and is not alive but when we live in a world where a person can have no functioning organs and no activity in the brain, be colors no person should be, and when any physician would declare the person dead, then that person can be brought back to a full functioning self. then i have to be more understanding that the doctor could have done everything a very competent you or me would have done and still came up with the same conclusion.

      • Connie Storck

        What this story is telling us, is that we are not giving babies every chance they deserve, to survive. We must start looking outside the box and allowing God to do his work by letting parents hold their children’s bodies if they are born stillborn. Do not assume this means they can not be restored to health. They cannot be restored if they are removed and placed in a refrigerated box to await an autopsy.If nothing else, you allow the Parents private grieving time to bond with their child, and to say hello and goodbye and we love you.

      • miles (dave)

        connie storack

        i can easily respect that.

        also at no time did i assume that means they can not be restored to health. id bet most doctors are men and women of faith and while they think there is a chance they very well may choose to pray while they are working, i know i would. my point was to show that competency as a doctor dose not mean its easy to tell when someones spirit has left the body and when the body is merely not responding at all.

  • TheTruth

    good for them. They used their humanity to save their son. I read that this one mother kept the umblicial cord attached to her child for as long as she could. Instead of having it immediately cut. We are so programmed as to what “society” thinks.

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