Two children who were stabbed by their mother when they were eight and 20 months old have miraculously recovered from their horrible injuries.
Guillermo Timoteo, the youngest of the two, was stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors, while his older brother, Juan Pedro Nino-Brown, nailed a knife from his neck to his brain in April of this year, reported KTLA
His mother, Carolyn Brown, 33, mutilated and left them for dead, walking to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office in Tallahassee, where they lived, and telling a county worker: "I just killed my children & # 39;
When the police arrived at Brown's house, even the most hardened of officers was surprised by the scene that greeted them.
Both boys were inside, still alive, with the scissors still on Guillermo's head and the knife still on Juan's neck.
Guillermo Timoteo (left) had scissors stabbed in the head by his mother and his older brother Juan Pedro Nino-Brown (right) had a knife stuck in his neck so deeply that it hit his brain
They were taken to the hospital in critical condition, where surgeons, nurses and anesthetists ran to find out how they could save the children while they still had time.
Dr. Joseph Soto, who was the trauma surgeon at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital that night, said the injuries to the children were one of the worst things he had ever seen in his life.
"I have treated many patients, children and adults, who have suffered trauma, stabbings, gunshot wounds to the neck," he said.
"But I've never seen this kind of situation with these two children, two small children, who were basically helpless."
"A boy had a pair of scissors in his ear, his left ear." Another boy had a knife in his neck, going to his head, into his brain.
Both children underwent complicated and prolonged surgeries, and both survived. Four weeks and a day later, Juan was discharged from the hospital, and Guillermo was not left behind.
Brown was arrested after police arrived at her home that April afternoon and taken to a mental health center.
She was charged with two counts of attempted murder in May, but two months later, she was declared mentally incompetent to face trial.
Both boys were still alive when the first responders found them and were taken to complicated and prolonged surgeries, which miraculously saved their lives (in the image: both children were left with tubes on their heads after surgeries).
His mother, Carolyn Brown, was taken to a mental health center, while the grandparents of the children took charge as caregivers while they were hospitalized.
Dr. Soto said that the children, who know that they live with their aunt and have regular contact with their grandparents, acted like normal children.
He says that although Guillermo's audience will definitely be affected by the attack, his progress was "remarkable". and should encourage others to have faith in their doctors.
"I hope that when people find out about this story, they realize that there may be some bad things that can happen, but just keep that faith," he said.
"You keep that hope, and you can still have the happiest ending." It does not have to be a bad ending. "
Despite their miraculous recovery, children will have ongoing medical costs, and their grandmother has launched a GoFundMe to help cover these.