Toddler makes ‘miracle’ recovery after near drowning in Poway

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A grateful mom is speaking out after her 2-year-old daughter’s ‘miracle’ recovery from a near drowning in Poway.

A week ago, a day after Alia Preston and her family arrived in Poway from Queen Creek, AZ, she went out for a quick shopping trip with her mother-in-law.

Her husband Nick was at a relative’s home, in a playroom, watching their four kids and their cousin.

“He’s holding the little baby and noticed he hadn’t seen Mia,” said Alia.

Nick started searching the house for 2-year-old Mia.

When he looked through patio doors, he saw her, face down in the pool. Nick jumped in, got her out and started performing CPR, and called 911.

“Not breathing, ice cold. She’s not moving. There’s no pulse. She’s limp,” said Alia.

About 7 minutes later, paramedics arrived. Some 13 minutes after that, at the hospital, Mia was still not breathing, and there was still no pulse.

“They brought me into the triage room. I think they didn’t think she was alive, and she was not going to make it,” said Alia. “There are no words to describe what you’re thinking as a mom.”

But a few minutes later, a heartbeat. Then Mia began breathing.

Mia was sedated, and remained in critical condition, with brain damage a likely possibility. On Tuesday, something remarkable happened. Mia opened her eyes, and eventually started talking.

“She woke up and saw mommy and started to cry. She answered questions. She recognized her doll,” said Alia.

Mia’s recovery left a brain surgeon stunned. An MRI revealed no brain damage….”

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