Argentine ‘Miracle Baby’ in Critical Condition After Being in Morgue

The story of a baby in Argentina who was discovered to be alive after being taken to the hospital morgue and given up for dead has the world holding its breath as the girl, born at only 26 weeks gestational age, struggles with health complications typical of babies who are born severely premature.

USA Today reports:

Tiny Luz Milagros, or “Miracle Light,” is suffering from sepsis and convulsions along with signs of neurological damage, said Dr. Diana Vesco, neonatology chief at the Perrando hospital in Resistencia in northern Chaco province. She said the baby is on a ventilator and being treated with antibiotics.

Her mother, Analia Bouter, said she got a supportive call from President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday asking to see the baby once she’s out of intensive care.

That could be a while.

Luz Milagros faces a “risk of death commonly associated with her weight and gestational age at birth,” said Vesco.

The case became public Tuesday when Chaco’s deputy health minister, Rafael Sabatinelli, announced that five medical professionals had been suspended pending an official investigation of what happened.

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