The stillborn baby found alive in a morgue in Argentina last week is now in critical condition. She required advanced CPR to keep her alive on Thursday night. The baby girl, declared dead at birth, was taken to the morgue. Her mother, who was sedated at the time of her birth, wanted a chance to say goodbye.
According to a report from MSNBC, when the parents went to see the baby in the morgue twelve hours later, she was breathing and moving. Five hospital employees involved in this bizarre case have been suspended.
Sadly, little Luz Milagros only weighed 1 pound, 5 ounces at birth, and is in extremely critical condition. Doctors fear the worst.
"She's an extremely premature baby, 13 days old and weighing 708 grams (1 pound, 5 ounces). She's in a critical state, quite a bit worse than yesterday and at risk of dying," the head of infant critical care said.
The baby's father, Fabian Veron, told reporters he believes his little girl will survive.
"We believe that if our daughter has gotten this far, despite everything, it's because she's here to stay," he said.
The child's mother, Amalia Bouter, spoke with President Cristina Fernandez, and received some very encouraging words from their country's leader.
"She told me this shows that miracles do happen," Bouter said.
It sounds like little Luz MilagrosÂ—supposedly a stillborn babyÂ—will need two miracles in order to survive her harrowing ordeal of a premature birth and being relegated to the morgue, when she was not in fact dead at all.
Can you believe things like this can still happen in hospitals where modern medicine is practiced? Do you think the family will sue the hospital if the child doesn't survive, and if so, do you think they have ground for such a suit?