The day new parents welcome their baby into the world is supposed to be one of the best days of their life, however, that day quickly turned into a nightmare when one Colorado mom and her baby both died during labor.
“I was waiting to hear a baby cry. I was waiting for it and I never did hear it,” said dad Mike Hermanstorfer who was crushed when he was told his wife Tracy and their baby Colton were both dead. “They were changing monitors at that point in time and in the middle of changing monitors, she stopped breathing.”
“She was dead. She had no heartbeat, no breathing. She was as gray as her sweatsuit, no signs of life,” said Stephanie Martin, director of fetal medicine at Memorial Hospital. Doctors fought to revive her, but after a few failed attempts, they decided to do an emergency c-section to save the baby. Tragically, baby Colton had no heartbeat either. “The next thing I know, a nurse walks out and tells me that they’re going to bring Tracy out, and this is my chance to say goodbye, and a gurney rolls out covered up with a white sheet.”
Seven years later, the family still doesn’t know why they experienced the miracle but are thankful every day that they did. “We have no answers on why it really happened and why I came back,” Tracy said. “Seven years later, they’re both still here and goofy as ever,” Mike added. “You look at him right now, you’d never know there was ever anything to sit back and remember that day…The only reason I do the interviews is because I want people out there that ever have second thoughts or ever have doubts about anything to realize that miracles do happen. Don’t ever give up.”
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