Baby 'Dead' for 2 Days Wakes Up Crying
Chinese newborn saved from cremation
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Chinese newborn saved from cremation.   (?)

(Newser) – Yet another bizarre case of a "dead" baby waking up, this time in eastern China. The child had been born last month with severe deformities (a congenital respiratory system malformation, per the AFP; the People's Daily says he entered the hospital nearly a month ago with pneumonia and cerebral injuries). His parents opted to end his medical treatment on Monday, and the child was declared dead, according to hospital sources. He was then taken to a funeral parlor in Anhui Province, where he was to be cremated. That is until the staff yesterday heard him cry.

He was then rushed to the hospital, where, because he "still had life signs, we continued to give him transfusion to maintain his life for humanitarian reasons," says a hospital staffer, per Xinhua. He is in critical condition, reports the AP. An investigation has been opened, and a member of the investigating team tells the People's Daily that "the extremely feeble heartbeat and breath would only have been detected by medical equipment." Still, the doctor who declared him dead has lost his license, per the AP, having been deemed negligent. (This has happened more than once before.)

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Jan 3, 2014 10:44 AM CST
there is nothing humanitarian about the chinese communist criminal bureaucrats, they murder healthy babies everyday, and everyone knows, they can't keep it a secret any longer.
James Wood
Dec 30, 2013 1:11 PM CST
I am not so sure I would leave a sick infant in the care of someone who can't figure out how to toggle a capslock key.
Dec 30, 2013 12:15 PM CST
If this is in fact a true story, wouldn't a deceased body begin to show signs of rigor mortise as he begins to cool down.