An Alabama toddler reportedly had a miraculous recovery and started breathing on her own over the weekend just moments before doctors planned to pull the plug on her life support.
Lacey Jane Ayers, 3, was in a horrible car wreck along with her mom, dad and newborn brother on Saturday, and was the only person in the vehicle to secure serious injuries, which included a cracked skull and potential impact to her brain.
She was quickly airlifted to Alabama Children’s Hospital and was put on life support, The Daily Mail reported.
On Saturday December 9th, Lacey's family went through a horrific auto accident in rural Northwest Alabama. Lacey's mom,…
When things worsened, Lacey’s uncle, Daniel Horton, said that the family planned to say their goodbyes. Doctors reportedly awaited Lacey’s mother, who was being treated with stitches at another hospital, before they planned to take the little girl off life support.
Then, the unthinkable happened: Lacey started to breathe on her own. And since then, she’s taken small steps toward recovery. Now, the family is waiting to see the extent of the damage to the toddler’s skull and brain.
“The evening following her accident, we thought we had lost Lacey, but she miraculously started to respond as the doctors were considering pulling life support,” reads a post on a Facebook page created to update the public. “Since then, Lacey has started to take very small and very slow steps towards recovery.”
Horton told The Daily Mail that Lacey is close with him and his wife and that he went to see her on Monday.
“I visited her … and she squeezed my hand. It was hard to look at her in that condition,” Horton said. “She’s a real goofy, hipster kid — very individualistic. She has to make it.”
In an update published on Wednesday night, the family said that Lacey is “continuing to move and respond well” and that her swelling is going down.
“This is a very, very slow process, but every small step counts,” a Facebook post read.
Brief update on Lacey: She is continuing to move and respond well, and her swelling is continuing to slowly go down. …
The family’s Facebook page also encourages anyone interested to send cards to Lacey and her family at Children’s of Alabama at UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama.
“We will keep everyone updated here to her progress and will also share ways that you can send love and support to Lacey and her family,” an update on the page reads.
Let’s all pray for Lacey and her family.