Premature Newborn Baby Survives Being Buried Alive
By Sam Adams
A newborn baby in Dongdong, northeast China's Liaoning Province, survived being buried alive after her parents thought she was dead.
The child's grandmother buried her under a tree in the yard after her daughter, Lu Xiaoyun, had given birth to what the family thought was a stillborn baby.
But the tot was later dramatically dug up and saved by her father, He Yong, after a doctor treating her mum for what was assumed to have been a miscarriage said there was a possibility the youngster could still be alive.
Recently, Lu, who believed she was four months pregnant, was working on the farm when she suddenly experienced sharp stomach pains.
She immediately called husband He who rushed back from work to find her in a pool of blood after giving birth to a seemingly dead child.
He immediately called an ambulance.
When they arrived staff asked to check the baby but Lu told them there was no point.
While she was taken to hospital her mother buried the baby under a tree in the yard.
After a doctor said the baby's body should have been checked properly for signs of life first, he rushed home.
When he got back to the farm he discovered that his mother-in-law had buried the baby and began frantically digging to get to the body.
He found that the tiny tot was still breathing and took her to hospital where doctors said the youngster was at six months gestation not four.
After the child was treated for three days the family ran out of money and had to discharge her.
"My mother-in-law has chronic diseases, and I also have a 7-year-old daughter. My wife doesn't have a job. I am the only one who works," Mr He said.
Thanks to donations from well wishers the family has been able to return the baby to hospital where she is being kept in an incubator.