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Baby born with no blood and given two hours to live, what the medical staff did next is incredible!

Little maisie vines was born with no blood in her body doctors believe the little girl’s entire blood supply was absorbed by her mother during the pregnancy the medical team which cared for her initially feared that maisie who was born six weeks premature in december 2009 would be brain damaged after being starved of oxygen in the womb as a result of the rare condition which left Her bloodless hotel receptionist and mother of two emma 31 and her husband mook a graphic designer had no idea that this was coming during what was

mostly a happy and trouble-free first pregnancy but at 34 weeks the young mum-to-be became worried after noticing a lack of movement from the baby she was carrying in her womb if you have not done so already please subscribe to our channel and click that Notification bell to get inspired by these real life stories every day now back to the story she reported her concerns to the hospital and had a checkup the next day after which her medical team decided to keep her in for observation i had a headache and my face was swollen so they kept me in i wasn’t feeling much movement and maisie’s heart way was almost non-existent she recalls then with nearly six weeks to go before The birth emma’s doctors decided to carry out an emergency cesarean when maisie

was born recalls emma she knew something was wrong when she came out she was porcelain white there was no movement and no cries i remember lying on the operating table and seeing the back of her head as she was whisked away maisy was brought to the neonatal ward a short time later when medical staff tried to take a sample of her blood they realized the infant’s veins only Contained a plasma-like substance there was no blood as we’d know it says emma in some way macy’s entire blood supply had been absorbed into my bloodstream the doctors didn’t really know what had happened and because she had no blood circulating around her body it was

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feared she’d be left brain damaged when she was born she also had a small hole in her heart which later closed up by itself the frail infant was given two blood Transfusions on the night she was born and later a platelet transfusion the first blood transfusion was administered through her umbilical cord after spending 17 days in intensive care maisie was discharged on christmas morning her condition had left doctors baffled the doctors were as confused as i was they’d never seen or heard of this in medical history recalls emma i was told that sometimes when something like this happens there may have been a Trauma to the stomach for example if i fell over and landed

on my belly or had been in a car crash but i had an amazingly good pregnancy she recalls her doctor speculated that the condition may have resulted from a rupture in the uterus she says but no one really knows maisy is now being held up as a case study for student doctors her mother says there was a case of a child born in the uk with very little blood there was a case of a child with a hemoglobin Level of five but maisie had a hemoglobin level of zero and she survived baby maisy was put on a regime of multivitamins and iron supplements and had six monthly checkups it soon became clear that she was producing blood like a normal baby those first months were a worrying time for the parents as they waited to see whether their little girl would suffer any

lasting effects but says emma proudly maisie continually reached and Even exceeded all her developmental milestones her first word was data and she spoke it at 10 months that was a huge relief to us because it meant that she was understanding and copying speech as she should do but macy not only survived much to the amazement of the medics this bright little girl made a miraculous recovery met all her developmental milestones and is now attending primary school in her hometown of tremor co-waterford Maisie started in junior infant’s class at the town’s holy cross primary national school this september aged four following two successful years in preschool and montessori school she’s very capable and able for school and she loves it says her

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mom maisie’s a miracle and we’re so grateful to the doctors and nurses at waterford regional hospital throughout emma’s second pregnancy with maisie’s brother alice now five months old emma worried however the doctors Assured me that what happened with maisie was very rare and that lightning rarely strikes the same place twice maisie who celebrates her fifth birthday in december has continued to thrive now everything’s fine she’s a very happy

little girl you never know she had such an amazing arrival into the world looking at her now it’s hard to believe she’s overcome so much the sight of her four-year-old daughter playing with friends leaves them a vine speechless With gratitude because this is no ordinary child looking at her now leaves me speechless when we see how happy and healthy she is and how deeply grateful we are for her.