Baby came back to life just hours before funeral.

The Sun reports a newborn baby who was pronounced dead by doctors “came back to life” just hours before his cremation.

Despite being kept in a morgue freezer overnight, the little boy was discovered alive and crying when staff arrived to take him for his funeral.

He is now in a critical condition in hospital – with doctors saying they have no way of explaining the “miracle”.

According to Chinese media reports, the child was born two months premature at the beginning of January.

His father, surnamed Lu, agreed to have the baby boy stay in an incubator at the hospital for 23 days until doctors declared him fit to go home.

But within two days Mr Lu rushed his newborn son back to hospital in the city of Jinhua after he started showing signs of discolouration.

A short time later doctors reportedly told the little boy’s devastated parents that his heart had stopped beating and he had been declared clinically dead.

The “dead” baby was wrapped in two blankets and kept in a freezer in the hospital mortuary overnight, with temperatures hitting -12C.

But relatives and morgue workers were shocked when they removed the child’s body the next day, only to see him alive – and crying.

Doctors said they had no way of explaining the “miracle”, and are now doing everything they can to keep the child breathing.

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  • WOW…..well this is one little Man that can certainly battle.


  • I wouldn’t want to be looked after in China if the doctors there can’t tell the difference between alive or dead.


  • wow i hope that he pulls through or this will be extra sad.


  • how can this child be declared dead by doctors this seems to me as something very wrong with the doctors explanations/decision that he was brain dead, surely there are other tests/procedures that need to have been followed before declaring the baby as dead, what a horrible shock to the parents


  • Wow what a miracle, I hope that this child goes onto great things and that there is not long term effects because of the start to his life


  • I don’t know if it was a miracle or a medical error. I just hope the little boy survives with no lasting health problems. I can’t help thinking of him being cremated while still alive. It sends shivers down my spine


  • I believe in miracles and this was definatly one. A meant to be is what I see against great adversity,destined to live and in conditions so near to the end, Life returned best wishes I send


  • Whoa just whoa… that really is mind blowing. No other words can say it.


  • Wow what a stuff up. What a miracle that that baby is still alive.


  • Maybe a bit of a mistake on behalf of the doctors but sure one big miracle that this little boy was still alive !! And maybe just maybe when this boy was clinical dead it was risen from dead, in which case it’s no mistake just a huge miracle from God !


  • I too hope for a full and healthy recovery.


  • I’m thinking more a mistake than a miracle. Maybe more should have been done or considered before declaring the baby deceased.


  • This does sound like a doctors mistake. I wish he baby and family all the very best for the future.


  • This is going to be a long road, with this little baby going through all kinds of tests, Is it worth it? all life is worth saving, but I hope this child goes through life unharmed and happy.


  • Im thinking this was a mistake on the Drs behalf, strange things go on over there in china, some of the things you read and hear about, when it comes to babies and young children its like they just dont care.


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