YOU MAY HAVE SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE WISHING FOR AS
A GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
-- MICHELLE --
AND WE HOPE YOU RECEIVE EVERYTHING YOU ARE WISHING
BUT TONIGHT - ONLY ON NEWS 3 - REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER
HAS A STORY ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFT OF ALL.
IT WAS TO BE A MOST SPECIAL CHRISTMAS
we've been waiting for it for a while, we were just
hoping one day she'd get pregnant.
FIRST TIME PARENTS - MIKE AND JENNY KING WITH A BABY
DUE JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
BUT BEFORE A NEW LIFE COULD ENTER THIS WORLD - THEIR
LIVES WOULD BE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.
IT STARTED WITH A PHONE CALL FROM JENNY.
and then i got a call about half way there and she
started slurring her words and i'm like, this is not
JENNY - AT AGE 28 AND 16 WEEKS PREGNANT- HAD SUFFERED
she was barely awake, almost comatose.
RUSHED TO U-W HOSPITAL IN MADISON TIME WAS SLIPPING
AWAY - NOT JUST FOR ONE LIFE - BUT FOR TWO.
she only had a couple of hours.
A FEW HOURS FOR DOCTORS TO SAVE TWO LIVES IN UNCHARTED
but when you have someone in jennifer's situation
where you have mother and baby it makes it a little
bit harder to make these decisions.
we don't have big studies to tell us this is exactly
what you should do in cases where you have a young
THEY GAVE JENNY - T-P-A , A CLOT BUSTING DRUG.
C-T SCANS SHOWED THE CLOT HAD CUT OFF THE BLOOD SUPPLY
TO A CRITICAL PART OF JENNY'S BRAIN.
IF IT COULDN'T BE REMOVED - SHE AND THE BABY WOULD
NOT MAKE IT.
yeah, we worried for both of them, but more worries
for jenny because if jenny doesn't make it then baby
doesn't make it.
this is the difference between life and death.
without the surgery she and her baby would not have
THAT TWO HOUR SURGERY - ALLOWED DOCTORS TO SUCCESSFULLY
REMOVE THE CLOT WITH A CATHETER.
IT HAD SAVED JENNY'S LIFE - BUT WOULD IT SAVE HER
it is a very, very scary moment, not knowing if your
child is going to make it or if she's going to be
ok or not.
THAT ANSWER FINALLY CAME - RIGHT ON SCHEDULE - JUST
SAY HELLO TO HAILEY.
about the second they pulled her out she started crying
and i knew it was going to be ok then.
OK BECAUSE OF TWO DOCTORS WHO SAVED NOT ONE LIFE -
here's our little miracle.
oh she looks wonderful.
THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A BOOK FOR THESE DOCTORS TO
FOLLOW IN TREATING JENNY AND HAILEY.
BUT THE STORY THEY WROTE COULD NOT HAVE ENDED ANY
when she gets old enough we'll tell her how much of
a miracle she really is.
A CHRISTMAS THAT WAS TO BE MOST SPECIAL - WILL NOW
BE EVEN MORE SO.
it is going to be a very special christmas.
she is our christmas present.
BOTH JENNY AND HAILEY ARE DOING VERY WELL.
-- ERIC --
DOCTORS AT U-W HEALTH ARE CONSIDERING WRITING A CASE
STUDY ON THE TREATMENT OF JENNY AND HAILEY.
IT WOULD PROVIDE DOCTORS AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH A
ROAD-MAP FOR TREATING SIMILAR CASES.