May 28, 2013

Chinese newborn rescued from plumbing after being flushed down the toilet

We've heard lots of heartbreaking stories lately about babies being born into toilets and their remains flushed away like so much waste material. Here's a story from China with a similar start but an infinitely happier ending:

The harrowing discovery came after residents reported the sound of a baby crying, state television said late on Monday.

The pipe was just four inches wide in diameter the China Daily newspaper said.

Firefighters had to remove the pipe and take it to a nearby hospital, where doctors carefully cut around it to rescue the baby boy inside, the report said.

His arms had been pinned to his side, and when the confines of the pipe had been delicately prised away, he let out a long wail - much to the relief of doctors who were battling against the clock to rescue him.

His eyes, face and body were covered in the filth of the pipe.

The child is in a stable condition and the police are looking for his parents, state television added.
The baby's cries were heard and responded to in the normal, human way. Take that, culture of death.

This little guy needs a name. What's the Chinese word for "Miracle"? Or "Victory"? I'd probably name him Michael.

The Daily Mail has more photos and a video.

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  1. What a handsome little man! I'd take him . . .though the poor wee divil would be brought up south side Irish.

  2. Poor Child and how irresponsible and bad that child's parent is. That's too cruel flushing down a child in plumbing.

  3. I think to name him "miracle" would be more appropriate because it is indeed a miracle to have survived such a heartless and brutal farewell by the ungrateful mother. I have read of other similar stories and most of the babies in those unfateful events would have usually been crushed to death as soon as they get flushed down the plumbing system because of the high speed of the water flow in there. I wish you good health young hero.


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