A Newborn Infant Recovers from the Brink of Death
(Clearwisdom.net) In the middle of a summer night in 2006, the physician on duty in the obstetrics ward in a hospital in Macheng City, Hubei Province, heard a burst of loud knocking, which woke him up. He quickly opened the door, and saw a woman who was only about seven months pregnant in premature labor due to excessive overwork. The examination determined that early delivery was unavoidable. In addition, the fetus was in a horizontal position. It was too late to do surgery and it wasn't clear what course to take. The safety of the mother and fetus was of urgent concern. The midwife explained to the family that the situation was dangerous, and the only option was for a vaginal delivery that would be difficult and complicated.
It was very busy and rushed. The head of the gynecology department, the head nurse, the president of the hospital, the head of the pediatric department, and other staff were called in one after the other to give their support. One of the baby's arms came out first. It was very difficult to grasp the feet and the other arm. The baby's head got stuck and nothing was working to release it. They gave the mother a lateral incision in the vagina, but it wasn't effective. Everyone was extremely anxious. According to those involved, the head was stuck for at least five minutes. The baby's skin color ranged from black and blue to being extremely pale. His whole body was swollen, weak, and paralyzed. They finally got the head out, but the infant was lifeless and looked much like a stillborn baby.
Many attempts were made to revive the infant but he didn't respond. He wasn't breathing on his own, his complexion was extremely pale, his body had no muscle tension, and he had only a very weak pulse. The family was nonetheless unwilling to abandon this small life that had such difficulty coming into this world. The baby was immediately transported by ambulance to the local pediatric hospital. As long as there was a glimmer of hope, the family wished to do everything possible to save the infant.
The medical personnel in the pediatric ward that he was transferred to were startled after examining the infant. They didn't think it made much sense to try and preserve the infant's life. His brain had been deprived of oxygen for such a long time that even if he lived, he would not have any brain activity, be slow, or mentally retarded. The family members that understood what the doctors were saying urged the family to abandon rescue efforts in order to avoid endless future difficulties.
A Falun Dafa practitioner heard about this, found the mother, and said to her, “If you quietly and sincerely recite, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' your infant and family will be safe and sound. You will pull through this great misfortune.” Then the practitioner left. The mother was pleasantly surprised and felt as if she had met an angel sent to help her. She immediately started to silently recite, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." She asked for Master Li's help and asked that her infant be healthy.
What followed is truly amazing. As the bedridden mother recited these words in the first hospital, her newborn infant was slowly improving in the pediatric hospital. After twenty-four hours, the infant suddenly groaned. Gradually he was able to cry, his complexion moistened, his lips turned red, the edema disappeared, and his muscle tone increased.
Still, after a week, the infant didn't yet have the strength to feed from the mother's breast. He was dependent on intravenous feeding. He rarely opened his eyes. What would they do when they left the hospital?
The mother was very smart and knew exactly what to do! She asked for Master Li's help when she returned home. She found Master's picture, respectfully burned incense in front of it, kneeled down, and with tears running down her face thanked Master for his great compassion and mercy. She asked Master Li to help her infant have the strength to breastfeed, otherwise he would starve to death. Sure enough, by the next day, the infant was miraculously able to nurse.
The young mother and her family's gratitude for Master's great kindness was immense. They seemed to understand why Jiang Zemin and the CCP were unable to suppress Falun Dafa disciples with this unprecedented persecution. They understood the reason why practitioners clarified the truth and revealed the evil persecution, even while enduring tremendous pain and pressure - they are here to save people.
Two weeks later, the mother brought her adorable infant to the obstetrics department of the hospital where he was born to check out how his umbilical cord was healing. The head of the obstetrics department immediately summoned the head nurse and other personnel that were on duty the night of the delivery.
He happily yelled, “Come and look! This is the infant that was so difficult to deliver and we were so worried about. How could he be so healthy and quick to recover? It is truly a miracle! Isn't he intelligent too? He has no signs of loss of brain activity or any after-effects.”
When the Falun Dafa practitioner who worked in the hospital saw the baby, she also couldn't quite believe her eyes. Such a lively and cute baby! She immediately gave her regards to the young mother. The mother tightly gripped her hand, and with great excitement and deep feeling said, "I sincerely thank you, and thank you for telling me to recite Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, in time.” The practitioner said, “Don't thank me, you should be grateful to Master Li.”
The young mother said, “Oh yes! I read Zhuan Falun, this wonderful book, once before the persecution began in 1999. I wanted to understand Falun Dafa better and was preparing to become a practitioner when the Chinese Communist Party began its ruthless persecution of Falun Gong. Today I have experienced the miracles of Dafa and received great fortune. It looks like my family and I should truly learn well the truth of Falun Dafa and the facts about the persecution. We should treasure this predestined relationship. Just like what you have been doing, we too should unselfishly spread widely the great blessings that Dafa has bestowed upon us to everyone I meet so that more people can obtain the protection and great kindness that Dafa has given me, have their ill luck turned into good, and have a glorious future.”