Baby sent to morgue turns out alive

Posted at 08/04/14 1:04 PM

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A two-week-old baby that was sent to the morgue last week turned out to be alive.

Baby Aldrin was rushed to a hospital in General Santos Doctors Hospital last July 20 after showing signs of weakness.

In an off-camera interview with ABS-CBN News, the doctor of the baby said the baby had no heartbeat and was no longer breathing when brought to the hospital.

Doctors, however, successfully revived the baby and put him under intubation. A bag valve mask was also used to aid him in breathing.

The doctor also warned that the baby will die if he will be removed from intubation.

However, after 13 days in the hospital and faced with a P100,000 hospital bill, the baby's mother decided to just bring the baby to the morgue, thinking that the latter's condition will no longer improve.

The doctor clarified that he did not declare the baby to be dead.
The baby was brought to the morgue at 5 p.m. Friday.

However, at 8 a.m. the following day, the baby's mother was surprised after she was told that the baby was still moving and breathing.

PO3 Jepson Corsit said he was the one who heard the baby crying inside the morgue. The baby's mother said she is thankful that her baby did not immediately undergo embalming.

The baby was rushed to the hospital and is now in stable condition. – report from Rean Hacosta, ABS-CBN News SOCCSKSARGEN