Doctors 'reattach' toddler's decapitated head in Australia

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 6, 2015, 8:54 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 2:16 pm IST
A wire and a piece of the baby’s rib is what it took for doctors to perform operation
16 month old Jaxon Tyler (Photo: YouTube screenshot)
 16 month old Jaxon Tyler (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

Melbourne: In what doctors are terming a ‘miraculous surgery’, a sixteen-month-old baby’s head was reattached to his body after he suffered an internal decapitation following a car crash, according to a report in MailOnline.

The toddler Jaxon Taylor was with his mother and his older sister when their car smashed into another vehicle at 70mph speed. The impact of the collision caused Jaxon’s head to be pulled apart from his body in an internal decapitation.

 

Jaxon had a broken c1 and c2, a broken collarbone and lacerations. He was intubated and sedated - medically kept sleeping for 3 days before the surgery.

It took six hours for the doctors to perform the surgery, they attached a halo device to Jaxon’s skull and reattached his vertebrae with the help of a piece of wire. The medical staff had to take a piece of Jaxon’s rib for grafting the vertebrae together.

Doctors in the hospital said that Jaxon’s injuries were the worst they had seen and it was rare and miraculous that the boy survived the crash. Little Jaxon is back home now and is slowly recuperating; his mother has filed a petition demanding strict action against the reckless drivers.

 

“My 16 month old son was screaming. As I kicked open the crushed door I was faced with the 3 irresponsible boys - in school uniform who had just broken my family. As I pulled my son from the car I knew his neck was broken”, Jaxon’s mother wrote in her petition.

“It took teams of specialist to put my children back together because 3 stupid, immature boys saw their licence as a right and not a privilege”, the mother wrote as she recalled the horrifying accident.

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