Baby pronouced dead lives after 5 hours in refrigerator
December 19, 2008 12:02am CST
What can you tell about this: A stillborn baby was put on a refrigerator to be buried afterwards. When the parents went to take the dead child, it moved. They discovered later that the baby was still alive. Doctors say that even a very healthy baby won't survive the temperature of the cooler. Some believe it as a miracle. http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSLI23405020080823?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews
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• United States
21 Dec 08
Wow, that is one baby god protected and that baby fought to survive. I do hope that it lives to be a healthy child a miracle child it is for sure. I read that the cold probably slowed the baby heart down to help it survive. I hope they do what they can for this baby.
21 Dec 08
This baby would not have been stillborn but rather someone made a huge mistake when they made that diagnosis. The fact that this baby was born so early in the pregnancy and does not weigh a lot does mean that it has a huge hurdle to jump over if it is survive. The fact that the refrigerator/cooler has such a low temperature would have helped keep the baby alive as it would have slowed down the internal organs. The same thing can happen with people who are lost in freezing conditions and not found for a day or two. Yes I do believe it is a miracle that this baby survived when you look at how early it was born and how small it was at birth. However there have been babies born with a smaller birth weight and they have survived, although often the medical fraternity believed it would not happen. I cannot recall ever reading anywhere that a baby born at 23 weeks gestation has survived but as one miracle has happened, maybe another will. This baby, it if survives, will spend some months in hospital. It's internal organs will not have developed properly at this time and no doubt it will need to be on oxygen to allow its lungs to develop properly. I forsee a long worrying time ahead for the parents of this baby but I am certain that they will be happy to go through it, if there is a chance their baby can survive after such a rocky start to life.
• United States
20 Dec 08
I know there have been cases of children who were close to freezing for some time surviving. I think the cold just cools them down so much that their bodies go into suspended animation. But I'll bet it is a miracle to it's parents. Blessings