Experimental Drug Saves Greek Baby


A baby boy born in a Melbourne hospital to Greek parents, is still alive due to a medicinal miracle. A few hours after his birth, he became so seriously ill and his life was in such danger that his parents were ready to call the priest to have him christened.

His lungs were filled with fluid and oxygen could not circulate in his body. When all hopes were gone, Prof. Sehgal used the experimental hormone Vasopressin to correct the balance of fluids in the infant’s body. He also used an ultrasound system to monitor his body’s response to the medicine.

“Within the first 3-4 hours after the drug infusion, the need for oxygen in the baby’s body was greatly decreased. His life was saved.” said Prof. Sehgal.

He also stated that it was the first time the hospital used this method to solve a problem like this. The innovation not  only saved the infant’s life, but also gave the medical community important information about the medicine’s effect.

Maria Theodorou, the infant’s mother, says she praises God that her son, named Theodoros, which means God’s gift in Greek, was lucky enough to be born in such an advanced hospital that had the means to save his life.