Parents Said Goodbye To Their Baby And Turned Off Life Support, Miraculous Happened He Began Breathing On His Own Immediately
On February 18, 2022, Lisa Hough and her husband were experiencing what they thought would be the worst day of their lives. The doctors were informing them that there was nothing more they could do for their infant son. When the parents were ready, they would remove him from life support. From there, baby Karson would have mere minutes left of life. Then, something miraculous happened: Karson began breathing on his own. Karson continued to live. This is an incredible story.
The doctors informed them that once they had removed their baby boy from intensive care and off of the ventilator, he would have very little time. Their estimate was about 10 minutes before he would pass away. He wasn’t able to breathe on his own, and 10 minutes was about the longest his tiny heart could go without oxygen. With that knowledge, they removed him from all the tubes and wires that were keeping him alive.
This was one of the most ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛɪɴɢ moments in the parents’ lives. They were not ready to say goodbye to their precious baby boy; they never would be. Unfortunately, they knew they were completely out of options.
That’s when something absolutely miraculous happened. When the doctors removed the ventilator, little Karson immediately began breathing on his own. His heart rate and oxygen both stabilized. Karson wasn’t ᴅʏɪɴɢ, he was still going. Five hours later and their little boy was still chugging along.“here we are 5 hours later with this miracle baby that we were told would never breath, swallow, have gag reflexes, or even survive. He is breathing unassisted. He is ɢᴀɢɢɪɴɢ (coughing up secretions from the vent). He is swallowing. He is surviving. He even has slightly opened his eyes a couple times today.”The doctors and the entire intensive care team had no explanation for it. They were just as shocked as Karson’s parents were. Every single test and the vital sign said that without the ventilator, baby Karson would ᴅɪᴇ. ᴅɪᴇ, however, he didn’t. Of course, no one was sure if he would stay that way or for how long, but it was a little shred of hope in an otherwise very dark moment.
Our lives are forever changed.
“Karson is officially off oxygen and is maintaining his saturation. He is now able to regulate and maintain his own body temperature and no longer requires thermoregulation. He was also transferred to a fancy new room and into a crib yesterday. He is now crying which is still music to our ears and is now successfully sucking his pacifier, which is great for oral stimulation but wears him out fairly quickly.” she wrote.
The parents were spending as much time as they could learning from the nurses about his medications and his care. They wanted to be ready for the time when, hopefully, they would be able to bring their baby boy home. He was on track to go home that coming weekend.
“Every day I am brought to my knees and just when I think God is done, I am quickly reminded that he isn’t. I’m not sure what Karson’s life purpose is but you can bet I will devote the rest of my life helping him find it and will remind him everyday just how loved he is, how strangers became family, and how he gave hope to some that were lost. How God worked on him and through him.”she said
He had full of love and snuggles from his Grandma, Nana, and Papa Rob, and ending it in his momma’s arms. Thank you all for the continued prayers, messages, and comments. We read and receive them all and wish we could thank each one of you individually. Please be patient if we don’t respond in a timely manner as we are trying to balance life with work, hospital, and home