This Really Is A Miracle.
Safe and warm, miracle baby who was plucked ALIVE from a toilet pipe after being flushed away by the parents who didn’t want him.
Update on Miracle Baby!
Mother of Chinese baby stuck in sewer pipe won’t be charged: police
The 22-year-old woman told police the baby slipped into the pipe while she gave birth alone in the bathroom, according to reports. She was reportedly present during the stunning rescue Saturday, but only told police she was the mom after they confronted her.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mom-chinese-baby-sewer-pipe-regretful-police-article-1.1357238#ixzz2UhRzx2fe
http://www.dailymail.co.uk Tuesday, May 28 2013
- Baby boy, believed to be a newborn, discovered beneath a toilet commode
- Firefighters removed section of pipe and doctors cut the infant free
- Emergency services called after woman heard cries coming from pipe
- The 6.2 pound baby called ‘number 59’ after the number of his incubator
By JAMES NYE, ANNA EDWARDS and ANDY MCEWEN
PUBLISHED: 00:57 EST, 28 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 EST, 28 May 2013
An abandoned newborn baby boy found trapped inside a sewage pipe after being flushed down the toilet was today being nursed back to health in hospital.
The infant was heard crying in a section of the pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, the country’s state television reported earlier today.
Firefighters had to remove the pipe and take it to a nearby hospital where doctors carefully used saws to rescue the baby boy.
Being nursed back to health: The abandoned baby boy is pictured being fed in hospital after firefighters rescued him from a sewage pipe after he was apparently flushed down a toilet in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province
The infant- named Baby No. 59 from the number of his hospital incubator – was in a critical condition when he arrived at the hospital with an apparent fracture to his skull.
But the baby boy has been pictured being nursed back to health in hospital as staff reveal his condition is now stable.
Nurse Zhang Songhe of the pediatric department of the Pujiang County People’s Hospital in the city of Jinhua, Zhejiang province, East China, told the Daily Mail: ‘When the baby arrived here, he was in critical condition.
‘We suspect he has a fracture in the top right section of his skull. But now everything has been stabilized.’
Injured: A nurse said the baby boy – who weighs 6.2 pounds – suffered a fracture to his skull but is now in a stable condition
Staff at the Pujiang County People’s Hospital in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, said well-wishers have visited the hospital with diapers, baby clothes and powered milk for the child
The nurse added that the mother of the baby has been found and is currently with her child in hospital.
They said: ‘The mother has been found. She is right now in the hospital. I heard she is a 22 year-old single woman. I don’t know the reason she abandoned the baby.
Nurse Zhang Songhe added that news of the rescue prompted an outpouring from strangers who came to the hospital with diapers, baby clothes, powdered milk and offers to adopt the child.
The nurse continued: ‘There have been three or four groups of visitors delivering baby formula some of whom have expressed willingness to adopt.
‘We’re going to take care of the baby. We are not sure when the baby can be discharged.’
The baby weighs 2.8 kilograms (6.2 pounds) and still had his placenta attached to his body when he was rescued, reports said.
The disturbing case has sparked anger in China and around the world after harrowing TV footage of the baby’s two-hour-long rescue was uploaded onto the internet.
Residents living in a residential building in Jinhua in the wealthy coastal province of Zhejiang reported the sound of a baby crying in the public restroom on Saturday.
The landlord of the building in Pujiang county told Zhejiang News that it was unlikely the birth took place in the restroom because there was no evidence of blood and she was not aware of any recent pregnancies among her tenants.
The baby was stuck in an L-shaped portion of the sewage pipe with a diameter of about 10 centimeters (3 inches).
The video shows rescuers sawing off a section of the pipe along a ceiling that apparently was just below the restroom.
The rescuers then rushed that section of pipe to a hospital, where firefighters and medics alternately used pliers and saws to rip apart the pipe and free the baby.
His arms had been pinned to his side, and when the confines of the pipe had been delicately prised away, he let out a long wail – much to the relief of doctors who were battling against the clock to rescue him.
His eyes, face and body were covered in the filth of the pipe.
There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned often shortly after birth, a problem attributed variously to young mothers unaware they were pregnant, the birth of an unwanted girl in a society which puts greater value on boys or China’s strict family planning rules.
The case has been widely discussed on China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo due to the graphic nature of the footage, with calls for the parents to be severely punished.
‘The parents who did this have hearts even filthier than that sewage pipe,’ wrote one user.
It was not immediately clear how the baby ended up in the toilet, but police said they were treating the case as an attempted homicide. The Pujiang county police bureau said on its official microblog account that the boy’s mother has been located and that an investigation is ongoing, but gave no further details.