It was a holiday miracle for one family in Colorado Springs. Tracy Hermanstorfer’s water broke at 5:00am on Christmas Eve, several weeks early. She and her husband Mike were planning a natural birth, but things quickly changed when she went into cardiac arrest.
Tracy’s heart stopped, and she underwent an emergency c-section, with no time for anesthesia. Mike was in the room, in complete shock. He tells NEWSCHANNEL13 he was in complete shock after seeing one of the worst things manageable happen before his eyes.
According to doctors at Memorial Hospital, this type of complication during birth is rare, but when it does happen, there is hardly ever a positive out come. Once both Mom and Baby were stable, doctors examined Tracy to try and determine what went wrong, and how both she and her baby pulled through, but they were unable to find a reason.
The Hermanstorfer’s new miracle baby is named Coltyn Mikel. He weighs 7lbs 4 ounces, and is 19 inches long.
The family has two other boys at home, an 11-year-old and a 3-year-old. They say they now plan to go home and enjoy their second chance.
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