Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dead Baby Cries at His Own Funeral

Jose Alvarenga was sent home with his prematurely born son in a box to hold a wake for the baby, who had been pronounced dead at a Paraguay hospital hours earlier. Alvarenga said he learned his son was alive when he heard crying coming from the box!

The child, who weighed only 171/2-oz., is now in stable condition in the ICU at the same hospital. An investigation is underway, but the staff had tried to revive the child for an hour before it was pronounced dead. The child was so tiny, and his pulse so faint, that his vital signs were difficult to read.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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