An Australian family now call themselves “the luckiest people in the world” after their premature newborn son miraculously survived.
Kate Ogg gave birth to twins that were 14 months premature. The babies weighed only two pounds and doctors believed on baby, named Jamie, would not survive. Christian Today reports Ogg and her husband David wanted to hold their son before he died
"I saw him (Jamie) gasp but the doctor said it was no use. I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed,” Ogg said.
"I wanted to meet him, and to hold him, and for him to know us. We'd resigned ourselves to the fact that we were going to lose him, and we were just trying to make the most of those last, precious moments."
The baby was pronounced dead by doctors, but then started to gasp for air, and finally breathe.
Jamie and his twin sister Emily are now healthy five-year-olds.
"If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead," Ogg said.
Publication date: March 18, 2015