Has anyone saved your life or a loved ones life before?

@kiran1978 (4137)
Australia
March 8, 2008 12:53am CST
I am forever grateful that the midwife saved my babies life on the 4th of March. The cord was wrapped tightly around her neck, she remained calm and acted quickly and seeked doctors assistance immediately. She cut the cord before baby was out. I am amazed at how good she was, I am so lucky. I could not thank her enough, to me she is a hero. I intend on writing a letter to the hospital to express my gratitude and also buying her a gift. I do not think she realises though how much of a hero she really is for saving my babies life, to her it is her job, but to me it is so much more. I want to here your miracles and people that have touched your lives??
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
8 Mar 08
Congratulations on your new little one! As for me, I was born with a hole in my heart, a broken down valve and one that wasn't there. The doctors wanted to wait to fix it until I was 7 but, shortly after my 5th birthday, they saw no choice but to proceed with my surgery because they didn't see me living for even 6 months longer without it, much less 2 more years. Then, a couple days after my surgery during my recovery, I started dieing because I was bleeding internally. They couldn't find where I was bleeding from so, they couldn't fix it. They told my parents that there was nothing more that they could do to save my life. The only thing they could do was to drain the excess blood from the bleed to make me more comfortable before my passing. They did that and suddenly, I was ok. No one knows how or why. It shouldn't have been. It was and still is a mystery.
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@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
8 Mar 08
It sounds like God had a finger involved in that, i feel that it very much fits in as something he could do. If you believe it or not is up to you, i cant think of any other explanation that can explain how you just suddenly was stopped dying.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I do not doubt that God had a hand in it too because they can't come up with a medical explanation. That, and many churches in my area, mine and others, held masses for me. My school even held an assembly for me to just kind of tell the kids to keep me in their thoughts. I think God didn't have any choice but to listen!
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
10 Mar 08
So glad to hear that you have someone taking care of you and watching over you. That definately is a mystery and it is a miracle that you survived. Sometimes things work in mysterious ways. Thanks for sharing your story, take care of yourself. :)
@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
9 Mar 08
oh that was good work that she did.. my sister has been saved by her partner, she was just swimming and got short of breath and started to feel weak, her head started going under and she was out there by herself, so he jumped in his little boat (which had a small hole in the side) and got out there really quickly. she was alright luckily she didnt panic and laid on her back in the water. he was her hero.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
10 Mar 08
That is scary how your sister just felt weak all of a sudden, do you know why she feld weak and short of breath? Good to hear that her partner was her hero and able to save her life. I am sure she will be forever grateful that he saved her life. Thanks for sharing your story. :)
• Australia
10 Mar 08
oh think was because she had been swimming to long for the day and her body just started feeling tired.
• Philippines
8 Mar 08
I had a similar experience to yours. When I was pregnant with my 4th child I knew my due date but I wasn't having any labor pains so I went to my doctor and confined myself in the hospital where I was working as well. They had me ultrasound and the found out the cord was tied around my babys neck. They wanted to do a cesarian operation on me but I declined because we don't have money to pay for it. They had me sign a paper to have the baby at normal delivery. I had to make myself brave on that kind of situation. When they forced induced the baby since I wasn't having labor pain. Me and my baby were pushing together although the cord was pulling him back in. When at last his head came out they had to cut of the cord even if he wasn't fully outside so as not to have him choked on it. I will never forget that. he is my miracle baby and I am happy he is alive and well...and like you I am forever greatful to those miracle workers who saved my baby.:)
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
10 Mar 08
It is a scary experience to go through, we are both lucky to have our little miracles survive. Thanks to the doctors and nurses, they are lifesavers. Lucky also that you were able to find out by ultrasound so you could have labour induced to save your baby. Thanks for sharing your story, so happy to hear that everything worked out well for you and the baby. :))
@SViswan (12072)
• India
8 Mar 08
The same thing happened with my second child. He had his cord around his neck which we got to know only in the 8th month. But the doctor assured me that it was normal and many people have normal deliveries despite the cord being around the neck and the only thing we had to worry about is if it tightened. The day I was due to have my baby, my regular doctor was home very sick and the doctor in-charge took things lightly (even after we told her the situation). My husband insisted and called up my regular doctor who asked us to get a scan done immediately (around 9PM at night when the diagnostic centre was closed). She personally called them up and requested them to get the scan done. We were so lucky to have it then because we found out that not only had the cord tightened around his little neck but a lot of my fluid had leaked out too. The doctor who did the scan calmly told us the news and comforted us (so as not to scare us)...but called up our regular doctor when we were on our way back to the hospital. Knowing the seriousness of the situation, she got dressed, called the hospital to get me ready for an emergency C-section and got to the hospital just as staff got me ready for the surgery. She could hardly stand due to her illness and it was past 11.30 PM ...and here she was, carrying out the C-section telling the other people assisting her that she couldn't let anyone else handle it. Luckily, she was able to save my baby (it was only later that I knew...an hour or two and we would have lost him if not for the C-section). The doctor was so tired after the surgery (because I got my tubes tied too) and she plonked down soon after and had to be carried home and took off for the next two days. I was so grateful to her that I couldn't thank her enough when she got back.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
8 Mar 08
Thank god for your husbands persistence, cannot believe the doctor was taking the situation lightly. I am so glad your baby was saved, it is a miracle. Your regular doctor also sounded like a hero, we are lucky that there are some great professional doctors. It would be such a rewarding job knowing you saved lives. Thanks for your story, it is inspiring. :))
@SViswan (12072)
• India
9 Mar 08
Well, I'm sure the other doctor thought we were over reacting (like normal peole do)....but my husband's a pharmacologist and he knew what was happening. My regular doctor is certainly a hero...she could hardly stand and was on leave for 2 days prior to the C-section and she came to the hospital just because mine was an emergency she couldn't let anyone else handle...the rest of them who delivered their babies that day(including a scheduled C-section) was taken care of by other doctors even though they were all her patients.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
9 Mar 08
Well I would stick with that doctor from now on, as to her it is so much more then a job. She is compassionate about what she does. She is a real hero.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
8 Mar 08
Well I have not experience anyone save my life yet. Though I have save the lives of many since it is my work. I worked for the rescue unit before and have responded to lots of emergency. Its really nice to help someone. Its very rewarding. In fact it cannot be paid by any money. Well as you have said, its a job. But its something more for us. Its about service.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
9 Mar 08
Wow, you are a hero to many then, I commend you for that. You have a very rewarding job and people are lucky that you have saved their lives. You are a special person, it takes a strong person too to see some of the things that you would have seen. Thank you for doing such a great job :))
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
9 Mar 08
Wow, you are a hero to many people then, I commend you for that:)) It would be a very rewarding job saving lives. You are a strong person though, to see some of the things that you would see. People are lucky that you have saved many lives. THank you for doing a great job. :))
• China
8 Mar 08
I hope to,but not really as a matter of fact.