Argentine ‘Miracle Baby’ Shows Slight Improvement

Luz Milagros Bouter, the premature baby who was spent 10 hours in an Argentinian morgue last week before being discovered to be alive, is making slight improvements despite ongoing medical concerns, Argentinian media sources are reporting.  MedicalXpress.com reports on what the Argentinian news agency Telam says are some encouraging signs, including the fact that Luz was receiving some of her mother’s milk through a tube every 6 hours:

Bouter told Telam news agency that she was able to hold her daughter in her arms for the very first time on Friday.

“That’s very important for the recovery,” she said, adding that the baby was showing “slight improvement” in her breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier this week and showing signs of pulmonary and gastrointestinal bleeding.

From now on, the mother will be able to hold her baby, who weighed only 800 grams (1.76 pounds) at birth, for a few minutes each day while nurses sanitize the incubator where Luz Milagros remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Luz is severely premature, having born at only 26 weeks gestational age.

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