View Full Version : Baby comes back to life

08-10-2009, 01:39 PM
A father has described his shock at finding his 'dead' baby had come back to life when he said goodbye at the wake.
'Dead' Baby Found Alive At Funeral Wake

Jose Alvarenga's son was born prematurely in Asuncion, Paraguay, weighing just 500 grams (17.6 ounces).

The infant was pronounced dead on Thursday and officials put the tiny body in a box and took it to his parents house four hours later.

Mr Alvarenga said: "I opened it to look at his remains and found that the baby was breathing. I began to cry."

He hurried back to the hospital where his partner was receiving treatment, and nurses put the baby in an incubator.

The infant is understood to be in a stable condition.

The hospital has said it will carry out an investigation into the incident.

"This is a very unusual case," the head of paediatric intensive care, Ernesto Weber, said.

He said the doctor in charge may not have properly checked the baby.

Other staff at the hospital said they had fought to save the infant's life for more than an hour but the pulse may have been too faint to detect.

08-10-2009, 01:48 PM
Man this is weird. Reminds me of "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe...

08-10-2009, 06:16 PM
Poor little thing...It makes you wonder...