April 11th, 2012
08:26 PM ET

Pronounced dead, baby found alive in morgue

She was a tiny thing: 1 pound 12 ounces, cold as a frozen bottle and left for dead. But she would survive.

One-week-old Luz Milagros Veron is Argentina's miracle baby.

Pronounced dead after her premature birth, the baby withstood more than 10 hours in a morgue refrigerator before being found alive.

"Today is the eighth day of my daughter's resurrection," the girl's father, Fabian Veron, told CNN Wednesday.

Doctors at the Perrando Hospital in northeast Argentina can't explain it.

Every, doctor, nurse and morgue worker who dealt with the baby has been suspended as an investigation gets underway, officials said.

Luz Milagros remains in stable condition but she's in intensive care, a health official said.


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    Oh man! People are going to have to be more careful in a medical environment like that!

    April 12, 2012 at 08:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Sarah

    You know what? I can't even begin to try and explain this one. In fact, the only thing going through my mind, is "What's going to happen to the baby? Is it going to live a normal life? Or have issues? What would I do in that situation? etc". I don't think it was a miracle from God, but it truly is an amazing occurance. Congratz 🙂

    April 12, 2012 at 15:21 | Report abuse | Reply
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