(WLS/CNN) – A newborn baby who was feared dead is being called a Thanksgiving miracle. Doctors in Chicago didn’t think the baby boy was alive until a magical moment shocked them and the boy’s parents.
Doctors say the child was not alive when his mother Jocelyn Robinson and his father Ignacio Guzman arrived in an ambulance at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Robinson was suffering from severe complications.
Immediately, doctors did an ultrasound and a second doctor was called in. They told the parents they couldn’t find a heartbeat and that the child had died.
With baby Noah feared dead, the medical team wanted to save the bleeding mother who was surrounded by family. The placenta had blocked her cervix, a condition called “placenta previa”. Doctors began surgery when Dr. Sampson noticed the baby gasp.
“The baby did it again, and as quickly as we could possibly — I almost felt like I was throwing the baby at the nurse — like, quick, the team just responded immediately,” the doctor said.
Yes, Noah was very much alive. He was born at 4lbs, 13 ounces. He is in intensive care but is alive.