London, Sep 18 (ANI): A British baby struck down by meningitis has miraculously survived after suffering seven heart attacks in one night.
Ivan Cawley unbelievably made it through the night after enduring the staggering number of cardiac arrests - including one where his parents lost him for 12 minutes.
At once, even the doctors gave up and asked the child's parents Sade Jackson, 20, and Phillip Cawley, 24, to say good bye to their beloved son.
Sade told how the ten-month-old was left temporarily paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator within hours of contracting the deadly disease.
"It was a really horrible time - the longest few hours. It's hard to sum it up really and put into words how we felt. It was awful seeing our little baby lying there with all these tubes coming out of him and looking so ill and weak," the Daily Mail quoted Sade as saying.
"The doctors told us he probably wouldn't make it but him and the doctors kept battling. We lost him for 12 minutes during one of his attacks but amazingly he even pulled through that," the mother from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, added further.
Ivan was put on a ventilator to keep him alive and he spent the next seven days in intensive care but now, he has almost recovered in full, as he has just one more check up left.
"He's all over the place now. He has even started to crawl since we have had him back at home. He just has one more check-up at the hospital to go and then we're totally in the clear. It's amazing," Sade concluded with a sigh of relief and joy in her eyes. (ANI)