Posted: Dec 19, 2010 3:22 PM by Jeannette Hynes
It was almost a year ago when this picture was taken at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Tracy Hermanstorfer and her then-newborn son, Coltyn, were on their way home after a rough start to life. It started with a brush with death on Christmas Eve.
During labor, Tracy stopped breathing and her heart stopped beating. A nurse performed CPR for 4 or 5 minutes. Doctors performed an emergency C-Section, and when Coltyn was born, Tracy started breathing and her heart started beating again. Coltyn, however, was not breathing. Doctors managed to get him to breath while his father held him.
It's a year later and they're celebrating life. Coltyn will turn a year old on Christmas Eve. News First 5 is heading to the party soon, and we'll get caught up with this miracle family on News First 5 at 10 p.m.