A baby born prematurely in western Colombia came came back to life, nearly ten hours after the hospital declared her dead and shifted the body to a morgue.
The incident happened last week when Jenny Hurtado, who was 27 weeks pregnant, gave birth to the baby girl on Wednesday morning, at the San Francisco de Asis hospital in Quibdó.dailystar.co.uk
The newborn with underdeveloped lungs was officially declared dead around 3. 20 AM, nearly 35 minutes after she was born.ibtimes.co.in
At 6 AM, the hospital staff placed the baby's body in a small box and moved it to the morgue.metro.co.uk
Ten hours later, when the baby girl's family came to collect the body from the hospital's morgue, an attendant noticed something unusual: signs of life.
However, the story of the infant's unusual revival does not have a happy ending
The baby girl, who was named "Milagros," or "Miracles," passed away in the hospital's specialized care unit Monday night, according to local media.radiosantafe.com
Initial reports hold that the infant died of respiratory failure.univision.com
At the time the baby was found alive in the morgue, doctors hailed the recovery as a miracle since the premature baby was able to survive for so long outside of an incubator.christianpost.com
While it's still not clear exactly what happened, one specialist in the area offered an explanation.
"In some cases the heart movements are not perceptible even though the newborn is alive, they can declare it dead,” Dr. Javier Zagarra told weekly magazine Semana, according to Colombia Reports.cafemom.com
"When they wrap the baby in a sheet, upon receiving warmth, the baby can then revitalize."dailymail.co.uk
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