Frankie Morrison‘s birth was a harrowing experience for her parents Maria Sandars and Chris Morrison. When Sandars noticed Frankie had stopped moving in the womb, she went to the emergency room. Doctors reportedly dismissed her concerns, and sent her home. Two days later she went back, and they performed an emergency C-section. To everyone’s horror, Frankie was born unresponsive, and with only two tablespoons of blood in her body.
Doctors quickly realized that Frankie was filled with mostly water instead of blood. After two blood transfusions, she survived. The consultant who saw her six months later was nearly in tears at how well she was doing. This was a special moment considering doctors initially had little hope for her survival.
It is not common for babies to pass blood back through the umbilical cord at such a rate. It’s also still unknown what caused Frankie’s condition. However, her survival is a testament to the medical professionals who worked tirelessly to save her life.
Sandars and Morrison’s experience with their daughter shows the importance of advocating for oneself and persisting in seeking medical care. This is especially important when something does not feel right. Their story also highlights the incredible resilience and strength of newborns. Frankie is living proof that infants can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds with the right medical interventions.
Ultimately, Frankie’s story is one of hope and survival. It’s also a reminder that even in the most dire of circumstances, there is always a chance for a positive outcome.