Xpat Opinion: Medical Miracle: Healthy Baby Delivered In Hungary Three Months After Mother Suffers Stroke
- 28 Nov 2013 11:35 AM
"When the baby was born it was a fantastic moment, it immediately cried out, it was kicking,” said Dr. Csilla Molnar, who assisted with the pregnancy. “It was an unforgettable moment for all of us who took part in the treatment.”
The announcement revealed to the public a triumph for Hungarian doctors as well as the medical community worldwide. It is believed to be one of only three such cases. Many outlets have covered the story (here is one from the Daily Mail), praising the dedicated, heroic work of the Hungarian team of doctors.
Many of the reports overlooked, however, another poignant detail in the story: This young woman gave birth to a baby, a new life, and also gave new hope for life to four other people, the recipients of five organs she donated.
According to Dr. János Gál, the baby has every chance to live a normal life, having received the necessary vitamins and nutrition for development. The crew of the Debrecen hospital even attended to the emotional needs of the child. In another poignant detail, they revealed that the nurses and doctors rubbed the mother’s belly and talked to the baby during those 12 difficult weeks. The child’s name and gender have not been made public as a courtesy to the family
Though marred by the sadness of one death, this story is also filled with the hope of life, and it shows just how far the world of medicine has come. Congratulations to the Hungarian doctors and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Here’s to a long and healthy life for the child!
By Ferenc Kumin
Source: A Blog About Hungary
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