Nurse Saves Dying Baby By Placing Her Next To Twin Sister.
Brielle Was Turning Blue
Because her oxygen levels had drastically dropped, Brielle began to turn blue. This is obviously a bad sign for anybody, but it’s especially troubling when it’s a baby. A lack of oxygen can cause brain damage, and it can cause other organs in the body to shut down, as well. Not having sufficient oxygen in their body can make a situation go from serious, to life-threatening, very quickly. That’s what happened to little Brielle.
There's Only So Much That Doctors Could Do
The doctors and nurses tried everything that they possibly could to get Brielle to breathe, but tiny Brielle continued to struggle for breath. The oxygen the were giving simply wasn’t working. Brielle just wasn’t responding to their treatment. In this kind of situation, every second is crucial to survival. They were quickly running out of time. A NICU nurse, named Gayle Kasparaian, had an idea, so she decided to run with it.
The Nurse Had A Different Idea
What may have seemed crazy at the time, turned out to be an absolute moment of genius. What Gayle Kasparaian decided to do hadn’t been proven to work, and had actually never been done in the United States. If it had, no one had ever documented it. Gayle suggested putting Brielle in the incubator with her sister. She thought that it was possible that the girls could help each other, and it couldn’t hurt to try.
Kyrie Put Her Arm Around Her Brielle As If To Hug Her
The moment Brielle was placed next to her sister, something absolutely incredible happened. Kyrie put her arm around her sister, as if she were giving her a hug. Even though there was no way Kyrie even knew what a hug was. Side-by-side the girls laid together on their bellies. Everyone in the room looked on, hoping that the nurse’s “crazy” idea actually worked. Only seconds had gone by when the Jacksons got the good news they were praying for.
The Baby's Heartbeat and Breathing Regulated
Brielle had begun to breathe normally without assistance. It appeared that the contact with her sister made her calm down enough to regulate her breathing. It can honestly be said that Kyrie saved her sister’s life in that incubator. Once she was put in the incubator, Brielle’s heart rate stabilized and her temperature went back to normal. What actually happened in the incubator that save Brielle? It’s actually something pretty simple.
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