British Doctors Bring Stillborn Baby Back to Life After Three DaysMarch 6, 2011 0 Comments
I'm not sure "stillborn" is the correct term, but that was the headline at News.com.au today.
British doctors are using an advanced method to save the lives of critically ill newborn babies. In this recent case, an infant named Ella had the mother's placenta rupture during the labor process, which starved the baby's brain of oxygen to the point of severe brain damage. Doctors had to work 25 minutes before reviving the heart beat.
However, using a new procedure, they froze the baby's body for 3 days. The news article doesn't explain how it works. The video does a better job. Basically, by slowing the metabolism of the brain, it gives the organ the ability to bring itself back from the shock of oxygen deprivation. After 8 days, Ella was able to return home happy and health.