This little boy collapsed from a rare illness, and was believed to be brain dead after months on life-support. After his baptism, the boy made an astonishing recovery.
When he was only 3 years old, Dylan Askin was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. After he received chemotherapy, his prognosis was good. But a month later, his lungs collapsed when he was at school in Derby England, and he fell unconscious. Dylan had a form of cancer called Pulmonary Langerhans, which causes cysts to form in the lungs, making it difficult to breath.
Dylan collapsed one month after receiving chemo treatment for lung cancer.
After he was rushed to hospital, Dylan was put on life-support, and later transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit. He soon developed an infection, and his organs started to fail. At the time, his heart-rate shot up to 200 beats per minute, while his temperature rose and fell sharply. The young boy remained on life-support for several months even though the doctors knew he would be brain dead.
For months, Dylan was kept on life support.
Several months passed before Dylan’s mother Kerry, 29, and his father Mike, 36, were contacted by the doctors on Good Friday, and asked if they would be willing to take Dylan off life-support. Although his mother said it had been a miracle for him to have survived to this point, they both decided to take their son off life-support.
“Mike and I were just thinking of his brothers, thinking whether we were being selfish hanging on to him when he must be suffering so much,” Kerry told the Telegraph.
On Good Friday, both Kerry and Mike Askin decided to take their son off life-support.
They brought along their eldest son Bryce to the hospital to say their final farewell, and to see young Dylan baptized. Soon after, they began to wean the boy off muscle sedatives. However to their astonishment, they watched as Dylan moved his legs. Since the doctors believed him to be brain dead, that should have been impossible. Yet, after tests, they discovered that the boy was not brain dead at all!
“But when they did that suddenly he started struggling in his bed. We thought he was brain dead from oxygen starvation, so he shouldn’t have been moving. Then the consultant rushed in and said his blood tests showed his organs weren’t failing,” said Kerry.
Doctors believed Dylan was brain dead, but after testing him, they discovered he was not brain dead at all.
Dylan was kept in intensive care for a few more weeks, and he gradually recovered. Both Kerry and Mike now refer to their boy as their “miracle baby”.
“We were trying not to be hopeful, but we just sat by him and hoped and over the weekend he got stronger and stronger.
“We had told Bryce that Dylan wasn’t coming back, so when we explained that he had got better Dylan said: ‘Oh, so he’s like Jesus then.’
“I said, ‘you’re not wrong’. He had just risen from the dead,” Kerry told the Telegraph.
The young boy was kept in intensive care for a few more weeks before he was released.
His mom and dad now call him a miracle baby.
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