After a near-fatal car accident in Australia, a 16-month old baby boy’s head was severed. Miraculously, doctors successfully reattached the toddler’s head to his body.
The little boy, Jackson Taylor, was in the car with his mother and 9-year-old sister when they crashed into another vehicle at about 70 mph. The force of the crash is what caused Taylor’s head to pull apart from the rest of his body.
Taylor was airlifted to a hospital in Brisbane, where doctors performed a six-hour operation to try and save his life.
Dr. Geoff Askin, who has been called Australia’s “godfather of spinal surgery,” led the team working on Taylor. Using a tiny piece of wire and a piece of Taylor’s rib, Askin and his team reattached the vertebrae successfully.
While recovering, Taylor will wear a halo to keep everything together for the next eight weeks. He is expected to lead a healthy life after the halo comes off.
“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated they may never move or breathe again,” Askin said.
“It was a miracle,” Taylor’s mother said.
Everyone’s thrilled that this little boy will be making a full recovery soon.