BOCA RATON, Fla. – Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro’s heart stopped right after giving birth to Taily, her newborn daughter. Complications appeared from a routine caesarean section, and the woman was left without a pulse for approximately 45 minutes. Less than a month after this happened, the US mother is home and taking care of her infant.
According to a Boca Raton Regional Hospital spokesperson, an entire team of medical staff spend three hours trying to revive the woman after a rare amniotic fluid embolism.
Thomas Chakurda, one of the doctors, said that the team was just preparing to declare her dead when, all of a sudden, a blip appeared on the monitor indicating her heartbeat. More than 45 minutes had passed without a pulse. Miraculously, the woman suffered no brain damage during the ordeal.
“She essentially spontaneously resuscitated when we were about to call the time of death. – Thomas Chakurda, hospital spokesman
What makes this case even more incredible, is the fact that doctors had actually called the family into the operating room to tell them that there was nothing more they could do for the 40-year-old mother. Ms. Ruby Graupera had successfully delivered her baby daughter, in perfect health, before the amniotic fluid entered her bloodstream and heart. It created a vacuum that stopped circulation. Doctors believed that her condition was fatal.
According to dr. Thomas Chakurda, this story is one of two miracles: first the fact that she came ‘back to life’ when doctors had no more hopes, and second that she had no serious brain damage.
Shock paddles and chest compression were used throughout the emergency in order to restore the patient’s heart beat and circulation, but the woman came back on her own.
“Today she is the picture of health.” – Doctor Thomas Chakurda
There is still no explanation for Ms. Gruapera-Cassimiro’s survival. Mr. Chakurda actually believes that this was a case of ‘divine providence’. Right now, the mother is tending to then needs of her infant. She couldn’t be reached to comment on her experience.
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