Baby miraculously revived after 101 Minutes of CPR

By Caribbean Medical News Staff
Gardell Martin who is a 22-month-old boy was innocently playing with his brothers in the backyard of their West Buffalo Township home when he somehow fell into an icy stream and was swept away by the raging waters.
Half hour later a neighbour found Gardell about a quarter-mile downstream where the child was caught on a tree branch. He was face-down in the 34-degree water and was not breathing. In a desperate attempt to revive Gardell, the emergency response team performed CPR on his lifeless body as they rushed him to the hospital.
“He wasn’t breathing on his own and he had no neurologic function,” said Dr. Richard Lambert of Geisinger Pediatric Critical Care. “All of those things were being done for him with the CPR and the breathing was being done through the ET tube.”
For more than an hour and a half, hospital staff continued doing CPR on the boy. “There were no signs of life for an hour and 41 minutes,” said Geisinger Director of Paediatric ICU Dr Frank Maffei.
Gardell’s body was in a hypothermic-like state but as his body slowly became warm, his heart rate and pulse eventually returned. The doctors say that they expect him to make a full recovery.

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