Saturday, June 28, 2008

Infant Comes Back to Life After Two Hours

A 10-month-old girl, her mother and sister tumbled into the Thames River, swallowing mouthfuls of muddy water before a passing boatman rescued them from the frigid water. Attempts at resuscitation by a full pediatric clinical team failed and doctors believed the little girl had died. Then suddenly, two hours after she had been pronounced dead, the baby’s heart began faintly beating. Doctors believe the Thames’ cold water sent the child’s body into “suspension,” slowing her circulation and saving her life. Origin @

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