‘Miracle’ 2-year-old returns home after cardiac arrest


The China Post news staff

The China Post news staff–British media reports say that a 2-year-old boy named Zach Hilary has survived a 39-minute cardiac arrest and come back to life in what is being widely dubbed a “miracle.” When Zach Hilary collapsed while watching TV on Jan. 26, his mother called emergency services and performed resuscitation efforts on him.

The quick and accurate actions of Trudy Hilary are credited with saving her son’s life, ITV news, Daily Mail and The Sun said. It is still not clear what caused his heart failure.

Zach was brought back to life by the crew of York Hospital, but doctors had to put him in an induced coma because of brain swelling. Zach took another nine days before coming out of the coma. Because of brain damage, he had to then re-learn basic motor functions such as eating, talking, and holding things, according to Daily Mail and The Sun.

Four months after the incident, Zach returned home on Thursday, The Sun reports. His mother says that he has made much progress in his recovery, media said.