In keeping with the medical theme from this morning, I bring you this story from the Today show about a stillborn baby brought back from the dead by two hours of cuddling with his very stubborn (and very happy) mom.
Lovely story, even if they did have to import parents from Australia to find them. What I might suggest though, is instead of the “medical miracle” that the Today correspondent called it, this might just be a case of a doctor who made a supremely bad call on whether or not this baby was actually alive.
The mother recounted how the doctor kept saying, I can’t believe it, I can’t believe it, as the baby squirmed back to life. That’s the same muttering doctors probably make when they misdose a patient, for example, and kill them.
I’d go further and venture that all of these so-called Medical Miracles, whether a stillborn that pops back to life or Uncle Walt, who has a massive heart attack and lies dead on the hospital bed for ten minutes before coming back for more turkey dinners, are actually something much more mundane (and, sadly, more common): doctor error.
Just remember. If it comes back to life, it was probably dead to begin with.
But I’ll let you decide: