A 6-month-old premature newborn that was pronounced dead in Argentina early this month, was found very much alive in the morgue by her mother 12 hours later, and was revived once more by doctors just last week.
Two hours after being issued a death certificate, the mother, Analia Bouguet, and the father, Fabian Veron, visited the morgue because they wanted to see their child one last time.
“The baby was there and they put the little casket on a stretcher. We looked for a bar to pry it open,” Veron said in a press conference. “My wife looked and uncovered it slowly. She saw the little hand and then uncovered the face. That’s when it let the first little cry out.”
Veron told CNN that when Bouguet touched her baby’s hand and heard a cry she thought to herself: it’s my imagination, it’s my imagination. But it wasn’t. Their baby was alive.
The newborn has been named Luz Milagros, or “Miracle Light.” She is still listed as being in critical condition.
Luz Milagros’ little heart stopped last week after she suffered a hemorrhage in her lungs and stopped breathing. But she was revived by doctors after they performed advanced CPR.
She is still in a critical condition, relying on a machine to help her breathe and taking a concoction of drugs to keep her alive.
But doctors revealed that she had started to drink her mother’s breast milk, which they believe will help stabilize her even further and increases the chances that she will survive.
“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.”