Dylan Askin, 3, was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. One month after getting treatment, he collapsed at his school in Derby, England. Dylan has pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and it forms cysts on his lungs that make it hard for him to breathe. His prognosis was good after chemotherapy, but then, he collapsed after his lungs collapsed.
Dylan was rushed to the hospital, and doctors were forced to put him on life support. He was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. Soon, Dylan contracted an infection, and all his organs began to fail.
Dylan’s heart raced to 200 beats per minute, and his temperature spiked and plummeted. It was Good Friday when Dylan’s parents Kerry, 29 and Mike, 36, were asked if they wanted to remove him from life support.
Kerry said it was a miracle that Dylan has survived as long as he did after his lungs collapsed in January 2016. Mike and Kerry made the heartbreaking decision to remove Dylan from life support.
They had him baptized and said their goodbyes. Bryce, their older son, was at the hospital. Baby Logan was being cared for by friends.
As they weaned Dylan off the muscle sedatives, the unthinkable happened – Dylan moved his legs. If he was brain dead, he shouldn’t be able to do that. The doctors ran tests and found out Dylan was not brain dead!
Dylan stayed on life support for a few more weeks and slowly recovered. Kerry and Mike now refer to Dylan as their miracle baby!
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