Premature 'miracle baby' came back to life in mother's arms


A premature baby was brought back to life after his mother begged to cuddle him for a few last moments.

Kate and David Ogg's identical twins, Emily and Jamie, were born just two minutes apart at just 26 weeks.

Doctors delivered the devastating news that their son had stopped breathing and had just moments to live.

Told they had just seconds left with their tiny boy, Mrs Ogg asked to hold the child and asked her husband to climb into bed for a tender embrace.

Baby Jamie was declared dead after 20 minutes of resuscitation. Photo: Facebook
Baby Jamie was declared dead after 20 minutes of resuscitation. Photo: Facebook

In what can only be described as a miracle, the baby, so close to death, began moving, and his breathing grew stronger. Hospital staff leapt into action and were able to nurse him back to life.

"They were both born in their sac but Jamie didn't make a noise when they tore it open. Emily let out a big wail," Mrs Ogg told the Daily Mail.


"We looked over and everyone was crowding around Jamie - there was about 20 people in the room. The vibe wasn't very good.

"He stopped breathing and his heartbeat was nearly gone. After 20 minutes they stopped working on him."

Kate and David Ogg refused to give up on their baby boy, Jamie. He was nursed back to life in his mother's arms after an an excruciatingly close brush with death. Photo: Facebook
Kate and David Ogg refused to give up on their baby boy, Jamie. He was nursed back to life in his mother's arms after an an excruciatingly close brush with death. Photo: Facebook

The Queensland couple, who spent years trying to get pregnant, had already picked out a name for their little boy.

When doctors told Mrs Ogg there was nothing more they could do to save Jamie, she demanded to hold him.


Mr Ogg removed his shirt and the pair held their sick little boy, skin to skin.

"I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm.

"We had tried for years to have kids and I felt so guilty. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed.


"I know it sound stupid but but if he was still gasping there was still as sign of life so I wasn't going to give up easily.

"We were trying to entice him to stay. We explained his name and that he had a twin that he had to look out for and how hard we tried to have him.

"He suddenly gasped and then opened his eyes. He was breathing and grabbing Dave's finger."

Jamie Ogg was declared dead by doctors but came back to life in his mother's arms. He is now five and has not encountered any medical problems since birth. Photo: Facebook
Jamie Ogg was declared dead by doctors but came back to life in his mother's arms. He is now five and has not encountered any medical problems since birth. Photo: Facebook

The babies spent the next 80 days in neonatal until until they grew strong enough to go home.

Jamie and twin sister Emily are about to turn five and amazingly Jamie has not encountered any medical problems since birth.

It was only recently that the siblings learned of his remarkable survival story.

"Emily burst into tears, she was really upset and just kept on hugging Jamie," Mrs Ogg said.

Kate Ogg with twins Emily and Jamie and younger brother. Photo: Facebook
Kate Ogg with twins Emily and Jamie and younger brother. Photo: Facebook

Approximately 25,000 babies are born prematurely in Australia each year.

The family have set up an online charity appeal to raise money for Miracle Babies Foundation - an organisation that supports premature and sick babies.

So far, they have raised more than $2,00, but with a target of $30,000, there is still along way to go.

To donate, visit Jamie's Gift


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