Chinese baby recovering after being abandoned close to death
Doctors bring four-month-old boy with multiple conditions back from the brink after 72 hours of intensive treatment
A desperately ill infant who was abandoned by his parents in southeast China earlier this week is in stable condition after receiving 72 hours of emergency treatment, a local television station reported.
The four-month old child was left in a cardboard box with a note from his parents at the gate of a social welfare home in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province, on Tuesday and was rushed to hospital after being found, according to Guangxi TV News Chanel.
Doctors said the baby suffered a dangerously high fever of 41.5 degrees Celsius and great difficulty breathing when he arrived at the hospital.
His family left a few hundred yuan, some diapers and a note saying that it was beyond their ability to cure the baby, who had cerebral palsy and has suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. He was born on February 13 and had received an operation to treat biliary atresia, a rare liver disease in infants, two month ago, it said.
“We are incapable. [We hope] you can understand,” they wrote.
The baby is being treated at the Eighth People’s Hospital of Nanning, the report said without giving further details.