Miracle baby 'frozen' for three days
Post by Kelly Swift
on 03 March 2011 in Health & Wellbeing
A newborn baby girl, who was starved of oxygen in the womb,
has stunned doctors with her recovery.
Doctors fought to save Ella Anderson after her oxygen and
blood supplies had been restricted. After reviving the tiny girl, medical staff
placed her in a cooling blanket to help protect her brain, causing her body
temperature to drop from 37C to just 33.5C.
The pioneering technique worked, and now at nine months old,
Ella is a happy and healthy baby who has amazed doctors with the speed of her
Topun Austin, consultant paediatrician at Cambridge’s
Addenbrooke Hospital, said: "Cooling is now universally seen as the
standard of care for all infants who suffer from a lack of oxygen at birth like
"It is very important that infants eligible for this
cooling treatment are identified early, as the sooner the cooling starts, the
According to a report by The Sun, Ella’s parents, Jason
Anderson and Rachel Claxton, have started a Facebook campaign to raise money to
help more hospitals afford the cooling equipment.