I cannot even imagine the amount of chaos I would stir up if this was to happen to me. I mean what other reaction would you have when you come to find out that your baby who was declared dead was in actuality, alive? Unfortunately that was the predicament that Analia Bouter found herself last week. Her “stillborn” baby was found alive in a drawer in a hospital morgue 12 hours after the baby girl had been declared dead.
Analia was only 26 weeks pregnant when she prematurely gave birth to her 5th child at an Argentinian hospital. Shortly after the baby was born, the medical staff told her that her child was not showing any vital signs, declaring the child dead. “At first the doctors said that she was born dead, then said she had died shortly after birth because she was too small to survive,” Mrs. Bouter said.
Instead of bringing home a new bundle of joy, both parents brought home a death certificate instead. Mrs. Bouter and her husband decided to go pay their last respects to their child, who was being kept in a refrigerated drawer at the hospital morgue. But instead of seeing her dead child’s body, Analia received a big surprise.She told Argentina’s Clarin newspaper, “That night, we went to the morgue. We wanted to take a photo of our daughter. But when a worker opened the drawer, we heard a cry and she was alive.” She also went on to state that she stepped back and fell to her knees’ after she saw her stretching. “My baby was born at 10:24 a.m and at 11:05 a.m was already in the drawer. She spent 12 hours in the freezing cold of that morgue. I saw for myself the ice on her body.” Poor woman.
‘“I don’t know who is to blame, and I’m not thinking about it at this moment. The joy of knowing she’s alive is covering every other feeling. I’m a Christian, and I believe this was a miracle of God.” This little miracle was originally going to be called Luciana Abigail but she will now be baptised Luz Milagros, which means Light Miracles.
Back at the hospital, the medical staff that was involved in the birth have been suspended until further investigation can be conducted. Jose Luis Meirino, the hospital’s director stated, “At the moment we have no explanation. The baby was attended to by obstetricians, gynaecologists and a neonatologist. They all reached the same conclusion, that this girl was stillborn.” According to him, he claims that hypothermia may have caused the baby to go into a type of hibernation, causing her vital signs to vanish completely.
Hypothermia or not, as I stated earlier I would’ve been raising all kinds of trouble at the hospital. I mean imagine the amount of stress as a mother hearing that you would have to bury your child only to find out that she was alive. So had she not had gone and visited her daughter, that meant that little Luz would’ve actually died. But thank goodness God decided to intervene on a huge human error or else this little baby would not be with us or her parents today. So who do you think is at fault and what should be the ultimate punishment for such a lethal and deadly mistake such as this?