Goodbye hug miraculously brings newborn back to life

The Ogg Twins(Photo: Facebook/Jamie's Gift)

A premature newborn on the brink of death in Australia was revived after a goodbye hug from his parents, and is now a thriving five-year-old.

Kate and David Ogg thought they were going to lose their son, Jamie, and cuddled him for two hours. Doctors declared him dead, but then the newborn began to breathe.

"I can't believe it!" Kate said the doctors kept repeating.

Jamie and his twin were born 14 weeks early, weighing just two pounds.

"I saw him (Jamie) gasp but the doctor said it was no use," Kate told Daily Mail Australia. "I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed."

The couple cuddled the baby skin-to-skin, and spoke to him about his name, his twin sister, and how much they wanted him.

"I wanted to meet him, and to hold him, and for him to know us," the mum told Today. "We'd resigned ourselves to the fact that we were going to lose him, and we were just trying to make the most of those last, precious moments."

Soon, Jamie went from gasping to breathing, and the hospital staff leapt into action. The family now teases the boy about his unusual relationship to his sister, Emily.

"Technically, you're two minutes older, but Emily's been alive longer," Kate said she used to tell Jamie.

Kate and David just feel fortunate to have Jamie around.

"If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead," Kate admitted.

"We feel so fortunate," David added. "We're the luckiest people in the world."