Below are photos of a grieving mum of a baby who ‘died‘ at seven months old. However, she realised the tot was still alive at her funeral.
Keilin Johanna Ortiz Montoya was declared dead by doctors at a hospital in Villanueva, Honduras, on August 6.
She had been admitted three days earlier with convulsions, diarrhoea, severe hydration and blistered skin caused by a bacterial infection.
According to reports, despite intensive treatment at the hospital’s paediatric unit, the baby ‘died’ and and a death certificate was issued.
Her tiny body was released to her devastated mum Ivis Montoya, who took her baby home in her arms for a candlelight vigil.
After the gathering, Keilin was taken to a church in nearby Dos Caminos for a funeral.
Ivis said her daughter’s body was placed on a chair in the church because “we had no money for a coffin”.
It was at this point the mother noticed her daughter was still breathing.
Reluctant to return to the hospital that had declared her baby dead, she rushed to a local clinic.
Here, medical staff administered the baby with some medicine and a woman’s support group persuaded her to take the baby back to the paediatric unit, according to local media.
Keilin was immediately taken to the intensive care unit where she is said to be in a serious condition.
The head of the hospital’s paediatric department, Elba Campos, said the incident was being investigated.
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