Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday- Picture of the decade

The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if r emoved from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr.Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr.Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.



Urban Thought said...

WoW. I wasn't expecting that.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

That was awesome. How wonderful. Thanks for sharing something so moving. Have a great WW. :)