In the medical world we call it a miracle

Apparently God didn’t want this Israeli baby to be aborted and intervened 5 hours after the infant was placed inside the hospital’s cold storage.

A stillborn Israeli baby pronounced dead at birth by doctors spent at least 5 hours inside one of the hospital’s refrigerated storage units before her parent’s began noticing movement. The infant was pronounced dead after doctors were forced to abort the Mother’s pregnancy in its 23rd week due to internal bleeding.

I was reading this and just waiting for the “Thank you, God” or “Its a miracle from God” pleas spewing forth from the parents. But the most horrific quote comes courtesy of hospital deputy director Moshe Daniel, who surely spoke for the entire modern medical profession when he said,

We don’t know how to explain this, so when we don’t know how to explain things in the medical world we call it a miracle, and this is probably what happened,”

So say we all!

There you have it. In the medical world, when we don’t know how to explain something, the obvious fallback is, “It was a miracle.” At least the article includes a brief moment of reality from an actual doctor.

Motti Ravid, a professor of internal medicine, told Israel’s Channel 10 that the low temperature inside the cooler had slowed down the baby’s metabolism and likely helped her survive.

I’m pretty sure, if this child lives, it will most likely be praised as a miracle from god by all the faithful. However, if the child dies, then it will all turn out to have just been some little bit of science that helped keep her alive.

Via: Reuters

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