Miracle baby found alive in Argentine morgue
Buenos Aires, Argentina (AHN) – Nearly 12 hours after a premature baby was declared stillborn, her mother found the little girl alive in the hospital morgue in Argentina’s Chaco province.
Hospital authorities have suspended five people, including the gynecologist, nurse and morgue worker.
The child’s mother, Analia Bouter, said her daughter was stillborn on April 3. After the doctors declared her dead, morgue workers refrigerated her in a small wooden coffin. Some 12 hours later, Bouter said she and her husband went to the hospital to see her baby one last time. When they touched the baby’s hand and uncovered the face, they heard a tiny little cry.
“I fell to my knees. My husband didn’t know what to do. We were just crying and I laughed and cried, cries and laughter,” Bouter told local daily TeleNoticias.
The father’s brother-in-law immediately clutched the baby close to his chest for warmth and rushed her to the neonatal ward. The baby felt like an ice-cold bottle, said the relative. “I can’t explain what happened. Only that God has performed a miracle,” he said.
The baby is in critical but stable condition and is improving. The parents named her Luz Milagros, which means light and miracles in Spanish.