One pound is equal to 16 ounces. The average size picther of beer weighs 60 ounces which is almost 4 pounds, or in this case, about three times the size of a baby that doctors had declared dead 5 hours previous to the discovery that the baby was still alive.
In Kafr Yasif in the Galilee a woman gave premature birth after only 23 weeks of gestation. The baby was declared dead by doctors who no doubt were drinking at the time. The discovery of the live baby occurred after the father decided to see his child one last time.
The baby was found to be breathing in the morgue after the father unwrapped it. With great surprise the father ran with the baby towards doctors, screaming that the child was alive.
“I was in shock,” the mother told Channel 2 last night. “I thought I wasn’t hearing it right when they said she was still alive.”
Dr. Moshe Daniel, the hospital’s deputy director, said that in his 35 years as a physician, he had “never heard of such a case. It was like a medical miracle.”
The hospital informed the Health Ministry, which will now decide whether to set up an internal or external investigating committee. Daniel speculated that the cooling effect of the morgue slowed the infant’s metabolism, causing her oxygen consumption to be very low. There have been rare cases of people who nearly froze under snow “coming back to life,” but there have been no reports of babies doing so.