A baby born won 16 weeks premature was declared dead by doctors at a state-run hospital in Asuncion, capital of Paraguay, only to wake up hours later.
Dr. Ernesto Weber, head of pediatric care, has said that the baby weighed just 500 grams at birth, had practically no respiratory reflexes and staff could not detect a heartbeat, causing them to declare the foetus dead. A death certificate was issued, and the child was placed in temporary cardboard coffin.
When the family took him from the hospital to prepare for a funeral, the impossible became possible. A family member took the baby out and he suddenly began to cry, before starting to move his legs, and arms, terrifying the family who believed him to be dead.The baby is now in an incubator, and is in a stable condition, and the hospital is beginning an investigation.