For those of you who want to read an uplifting story

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  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Man, this is just wild. WHo says miracles don't happen?

    Nurse Finds Vital Signs in Child Pronounced Dead

    Friday, May 28, 2004

    BOISE, Idaho — A hospital worker preparing a drowned toddler for the funeral home on Thursday noticed the boy was breathing — more than an hour after he had been pronounced dead.

    The 2-year-old boy, Logan Pinto, is in critical condition but showing signs of improvement, Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis said Friday.

    Logan apparently wandered away from his babysitter and fell into a canal near his home in Rexburg, about 275 miles east of Boise. The child was submerged for nearly 30 minutes before police found him a half-mile downstream, Lewis said.

    Though an officer gave him CPR (search) and emergency workers did everything they could to revive him, Lewis said, all efforts failed and the boy was pronounced dead.

    After giving the boy's mother and stepfather — Debra and Joe Gould — some time to say goodbye, Lewis said, Madison Memorial Hospital (search) nurse Mary Zollinger began to prepare Logan's body for the funeral home.

    But when she looked at the boy, she noticed his chest was slightly moving and realized that Logan was alive.

    The child was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center (search) in Salt Lake City, where he was listed Friday morning in critical and guarded condition. Late Thursday, he was breathing on his own and his color had returned, Lewis said, but he was placed back on a respirator Friday.

    "I'm just amazed and overwhelmed with what took place," Lewis said. "They aggressively worked on him for quite a bit of time, and of course it's a bad situation when you have to let the parents know that their son has passed away."

    But despair turned to joy, Lewis said, when emergency workers learned the boy was alive.

    "It's called divine intervention, I think. I was dumbfounded. I couldn't believe it hardly, especially after leaving there and seeing what had transpired," he said. "I don't know how to explain it. It's joyous and relieving."
  2. BrownSugar

    BrownSugar One Classy Lady

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    Definitely devine intervention, great story!!
  3. David

    David New Member

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    Thanks cajuncowboy enjoyed that story.
  4. Reef Engineer

    Reef Engineer New Member

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    That really is a great story. In today's society, however, I wouldn't be surprised to read a follow up story of how the parents are suing for mental anguish caused by being told their child was dead, etc. Folks seem to make a buck out of any situation.

    I'd be curious to see how the child fares as well after such a long time of oxygen deprivation to vital body areas.

    It really is a miracle that he's alive at all - unbelievable.
  5. David

    David New Member

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    I was curious about that too, as to weather or not the Boy sustained any permanent brain damage. If so, hopefully it will be minimal.

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