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.