Little Oliver Morgan really is a miracle baby - after appearing STILLBORN at birth, with no blood in his body, and no heartbeat, he seemed unlikely to survive, yet Oliver is now a robust 15-month-old toddler. Only now is his mum Katy able to share the story of his start in life.
"Oliver's birth was so traumatic that I haven't been able to bring myself to tell his story till now," his 36-year-old mum tells The Sun, "He was born dead with no blood in his body - but now he's sitting here smiling at me.
The doctors literally brought him back to life and I will never be able to thank them enough for this wonderful gift.
Oliver nearly died after an extra vein grew in his mum's womb, eventually bursting and causing her to wake up covered in blood 37 and a half weeks into her pregnancy. She was rushed to Maidstone General Hospital, where her little son was born by emergency Caesarean weighing 6lb 1oz. Doctors battled for 25 minutes to find Oliver's heartbeat, and after being resuscitated he was given a blood transfusion via his umbilical cord to replenish the lost blood in his body.
Katy says doctors told her it was 'one of the most amazing recoveries they'd ever seen' as Oliver had 'no blood, no heartbeat and looked stillborn'.
The tiny tot was taken to the special care baby unit to keep his temperature low to try and save him from brain damage. After three days, his temperature was slowly raised back to normal, and milk expressed by Katy was fed directly into his stomach. After eleven days, Oliver was deemed well enough to go home to his family, dad Jeff, 42, and seven-year-old brother, Jack.
"It's hard to believe, looking back at what he's been through," Katy says, "but Ollie's now a bright, happy boy with his whole life ahead of him. He's a walking tribute to the doctors who worked miracles - and he's a right little battler."
Aw! What a lovely story!