A 2-year-old boy, Caleb Teodorescu, from Phoenix Arizona, spent 30 minutes at the bottom of a pool and lived to tell about it against all odds. The little boy was pronounced medically dead when paramedics pulled him out of the water.
Miraculously, he is 110% better today ~ riding his tricycle and speaking more than he did before the accident!
Caleb’s mother found him lying face-down in the family’s outdoor swimming pool. He wasn’t breathing and his heart had stopped for about 40 minutes before he arrived at the hospital.
She said: “I was crying out to God. I was saying, God you cannot take him from me!”
Dr Corey Philpot, a pediatric critical care physician at the Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, said: “He quite literally died outside the hospital.”
At the hospital, Caleb was in a comatose state and on a breathing machine when Dr Philpot and his team decided to use therapeutic hypothermia. Therapeutic hypothermia slows down the metabolic rate of the body and, in this case, of the brain.
They cooled him down to 32 degrees and put him in a cold hybernatory state to prevent brain injury. After 24 hours doctors began the process of warming him up again. As they slowly re-warmed his body over 4 very long days, they started to notice an improvement in little Caleb’s heart.
Caleb’s father said: “Our doctor told us in his 23 years of being with the hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit, they did not have a case like this. Not even close.”
Just 5 days after he was admitted to the hospital, Caleb made a remarkable full recovery. In fact, he left the hospital even better than when he came in! Today, he’s just like any normal smiling little boy—only now he talks a whole lot more.
Truly, Caleb is a Christmas miracle!