The ice-covered "miracle baby" recently found alive in the hospital morgue freezer took a critical turn for the worse this past Friday. It had been stated that the tiny girl was experiencing situations common to a 3-month premature infant.
But recently in Updated News, Dr. Diana Vesco, neonatology chief at the Perrando hospital in Resistencia in northern Chaco province, was quoted as saying that the premature baby, 13 days old and weighing 708 grams (1 pound, 5 ounces), is now in a critical state, considered quite a bit worse than yesterday and at risk of dying.
The Vancouver Sun reported that she has suffered a cardiac arrest and is in critical condition, Argentine doctors said Friday. She showed signs of pulmonary and gastrointestinal bleeding," said Diana Vesco, chief of neonatology at the Per-rando Hospital in northeastern Argentina. The premature infant is reported as suffering from sepsis and convulsions along with signs of neurological damage; sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection to the elderly or someone with a weakened immune system.
Dr. Vesco said little Luz Milagros is on a ventilator and being treated with antibiotics.“Yesterday she had an episode with a hemorrhage in the lungs, which required us to increase artificial respiration. Her heart and breathing stopped. She required advanced CPR,” Vesco told Reuters.
Huffington Post reports that her weight "has dropped from 800 grams to 750 grams (1.8 pounds to 1.7 pounds) since she was born 10 days ago, faces a 'risk of death commonly associated with her weight and gestational age at birth,' said Vesco."
This baby Luz Milagros was born on April 3, three months early, and had no vital signs, hospital director Dr. Jose Luis Meirino told CNN. "The gynecologist on hand didn't find any signs of life, so he passed the baby to a neonatal doctor who also didn't find vital signs," Meirino said. The doctors observed the baby for a while, and only then, pronounced her dead. "The hospital followed protocol," Meirino said. Two morgue workers then put her body inside a little wooden coffin and placed it in the freezer.
The little girl's middle name, Luz Milagros, means "Miracle Light" --- named because of her miraculous start in life. "I fell to my knees when I saw her. I'm a Christian and I believe this was from God." -the mother of the infant, Analia Bouter