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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:07 PM

'Miracle' baby found alive after 12 hours in morgue

A baby that had been declared dead at birth was discovered alive by her parents after she had spent 12 hours in a frigid morgue drawer in Argentina.

The baby, born about three months prematurely, was whisked off to the morgue before her parents even saw her, said the baby’s mother, Analia Bouter.

“I don’t remember much because I was put to sleep,” Bouter said through a translator. “They never showed me the baby.”

Twelve hours after the baby was declared dead at the Argentine hospital, Bouter and her husband insisted hospital employees bring them to the morgue and allow them to say goodbye.

But when morgue employees opened the drawer where the baby lay, the parents heard her crying.

http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/12/11160829-miracle-baby-found-alive-after-12-hours-in-morgue?lite

Yikes! Glad they found her.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:12 PM

1. I wonder if there was some classism involved here -

were the parents brushed off because they were poor?

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:35 PM

3. I would think so...it sucks...nt

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:35 PM

2. Update: She's taken a turn for the worse...

A baby declared stillborn and then later found alive by her parents at a morgue in Argentina was in critical condition on Friday after having taken a turn for the worse overnight, a hospital official said.

Doctors told Analia Bouter that her baby was stillborn when she gave birth in Argentina's northern Chaco province this month. But when she and her husband pried open the coffin inside the refrigerated morgue to see her one last time, they found the baby breathing.

The couple named her Luz Milagros - her middle name meaning miracles in Spanish - because of her unlikely start to life.

"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," said Diana Vesco, the head of infant care at the Perrando Hospital, where the baby was born.

"Yesterday she had an episode with a hemorrhage in the lungs, which required us to increase artificial respiration. Her heart and breathing stopped. She required advanced CPR," Vesco told Reuters.

Five hospital workers involved in the case were suspended when the baby's story first came to light.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47045629/ns/world_news-americas/

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