Cosmo had a 4-5% survival chance
AFTER baby Cosmo Trafford's heart stopped beating for more than half an hour, medics feared the worst.
But one year on from being given a slim chance of survival, the bouncing boy is living a normal life.
"Our paediatrician says he is a miracle baby," said his mum Vicky, 34, from Kingsway. "And the doctors say the CPR my neighbour Michelle Beacham administered probably made the difference."
Cosmo was five weeks old when he suffered a cardiac arrest on March 9 last year.
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Vicky said her screams for help were heard by Michelle, who "grabbed" him and gave him a chance of surviving.
"He screamed, then he went blue and was hardly breathing at all," she said. "We laid him on the worktop and everything stopped. My husband Glenn was on the phone to the ambulance.
"My neighbour was at home and she is a trained first aider. She just grabbed him off me and did CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) until the ambulance came. It was 32 minutes before they got him back, in hospital."
He was taken from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to Bristol Children's Hospital, and Vicky and Glenn were told Cosmo may not recover – his chances of survival were four to five per cent.
Placed on a frozen mat to reduce his temperature and heavily sedated, he began to wake up four days later.
He takes a drug, Flecainide, to stop his heart racing, and he is coming off drugs for epilepsy.
As the anniversary of the day he nearly died approaches, the family is preparing to visit Bristol Children's Hospital.
They have raised more than £2,000 for The Grand Appeal, which supports families at the hospital.
Donate via www.justgiving. com/cosmotrafford or text UJMD96 £1 (or more) to 70070.