Analia Boutet, the baby’s mother, had given birth at Perrando Hospital in Argentina. The baby was born April 3, three months early and showed no vital signs.
A gynecologist and neonatal doctor checked for vital signs and found none. They observed the baby for awhile before declaring her dead.
The baby was then put in a wooden coffin and placed in a morgue freezer.
“Up to that point, there were still no vital signs,” the hospital director said.
Twelve hours later, Boutet convinced hospital officials to allow her to see the baby one last time.
The baby’s father, Fabian Veron, told a television station that, “They put the coffin on top of a stretcher and we looked for a little crowbar to open it because it was nailed shut.”
“It was nailed shut. I put the crowbar in there and started prying. I took a breath and took the lid off.”
According to Fabian Veron, the baby’s father, Boutet touched the baby’s hand and heard a cry.
She was taken aback and said, “It’s my imagination, it’s my imagination.”
To their surprise, the baby was alive.
The baby was rushed to the neonatal ward by Veron’s brother-in-law freezer-cold to the touch.
“I can’t explain what happened. Only that God has performed a miracle,” Veron said.
Their daughter was given a second chance in life.
The couple decided to giver her the name Luz Milagros which means light and miracles in Spanish.
After this almost tragic incident, hospital staff involved in the baby’s birth and care were suspended. An investigation had been launched.
“I don’t have an explanation for what happened, but if there is culpability we’ll see what we’ll do,” Rafael Sabatinelli, deputy secretary of health in the Chaco region, reported to CNN.
“The personnel who were involved have responsibilities, and therefore, will have to be held accountable for their actions,” he said in a statement.