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When Kate and David Ogg were told that one of their 14 week premature twins only had a few minutes left to live after he was born, all they wanted was a farewell cuddle.
Kate encouraged David to climb into the bed to give the baby some warmth and love to say their goodbyes.
Amazingly, the child suddenly began to move, his breathing getting stronger rather than ebbing away. Hospital staff then leapt into action and nursed him into a full recovery.
Mrs Ogg explained that doctors tried to revive the baby for 20 minutes with no success. A doctor then explained to them calmly that there was nothing they could do to save him.
“I saw him (Jamie) gasp but the doctor said it was no use,” she told Daily Mail Australia. “I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed. I know it sounds stupid, but if he was still gasping there was still a sign of life, so I wasn’t going to give up easily. We were trying to entice him to stay. We explained his name and that he had a twin that he had to look out for and how hard we tried to have him. If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead.”
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The baby boy, who they named Jamie is now a health, bouncy 5-year-old.
The Ogg family have now set up an online charitable appeal to raise funds for the Miracle Babies Foundation, which supports premature and sick newborns.
For details on how to donate, visit Jamie’s Gift on Facebook.