3-year-old girl declared dead reportedly 'wakes up' at her funeral before dying for real

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A three-year-old girl was said to have "woken up" at her own funeral after having been pronounced dead.

As reported by El Universal newspaper, a Mexican family - who lost Camila Roxana Martinez Mendoza at the tender age of three - is accusing the Salinas de Hidalgo Basic Community Hospital of negligence after it reportedly pronounced the little one dead prematurely.

The toddler had been poorly, with stomach aches, vomiting and fever when her mother, Mary Jane Mendoza, took her to see a local pediatrician in the town of Villa de Ramos on August 17.

Noting how urgent the case was, the doctor recommended that Camila be treated for dehydration at the hospital in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.

Medics at Salinas de Hidalgo Basic Community Hospital placed a cold towel over her body in order to reduce her overall body temperature and fixed a pulse oximeter on one of her fingers to track her oxygen level.

The youngster was discharged from the hospital, having been prescribed paracetamol. However, her state continued to worsen as the day went on. She was then seen by another doctor who told her mother to make sure her daughter ate enough fruit and drank plenty of water and gave her a different prescription.

Despite the medicine Camila was taking and the medical advice from the doctors, she kept vomiting. Her concerned parents took her to see yet another doctor, who said it was imperative that she be taken to the emergency room.

Camila was readmitted to Salinas around 9:00 PM local time. The medics attempted to administer intravenous therapy, but it took them a while to give her the oxygen she needed as they couldn't locate her veins initially.

Some minutes later, Camila was taken off the IV and was given time to rest. Sadly, she was later pronounced dead from dehydration.

The following day, a funeral viewing was held for loved ones as they mourned the little girl. It was then that Mendoza noticed as the glass window of the coffin began to fog up.

Then, Camila's grandmother was said to have seen Camila's eyes moving and found that she still had a pulse.

The three-year-old was rushed by ambulance back to the hospital, where doctors tried and failed to revive her, only to pronounce her dead once more - this time from a cerebral edema (brain swelling).

Featured image credit: Anita Gellatly / Alamy

3-year-old girl declared dead reportedly 'wakes up' at her funeral before dying for real

vt-author-image

By VT

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A three-year-old girl was said to have "woken up" at her own funeral after having been pronounced dead.

As reported by El Universal newspaper, a Mexican family - who lost Camila Roxana Martinez Mendoza at the tender age of three - is accusing the Salinas de Hidalgo Basic Community Hospital of negligence after it reportedly pronounced the little one dead prematurely.

The toddler had been poorly, with stomach aches, vomiting and fever when her mother, Mary Jane Mendoza, took her to see a local pediatrician in the town of Villa de Ramos on August 17.

Noting how urgent the case was, the doctor recommended that Camila be treated for dehydration at the hospital in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.

Medics at Salinas de Hidalgo Basic Community Hospital placed a cold towel over her body in order to reduce her overall body temperature and fixed a pulse oximeter on one of her fingers to track her oxygen level.

The youngster was discharged from the hospital, having been prescribed paracetamol. However, her state continued to worsen as the day went on. She was then seen by another doctor who told her mother to make sure her daughter ate enough fruit and drank plenty of water and gave her a different prescription.

Despite the medicine Camila was taking and the medical advice from the doctors, she kept vomiting. Her concerned parents took her to see yet another doctor, who said it was imperative that she be taken to the emergency room.

Camila was readmitted to Salinas around 9:00 PM local time. The medics attempted to administer intravenous therapy, but it took them a while to give her the oxygen she needed as they couldn't locate her veins initially.

Some minutes later, Camila was taken off the IV and was given time to rest. Sadly, she was later pronounced dead from dehydration.

The following day, a funeral viewing was held for loved ones as they mourned the little girl. It was then that Mendoza noticed as the glass window of the coffin began to fog up.

Then, Camila's grandmother was said to have seen Camila's eyes moving and found that she still had a pulse.

The three-year-old was rushed by ambulance back to the hospital, where doctors tried and failed to revive her, only to pronounce her dead once more - this time from a cerebral edema (brain swelling).

Featured image credit: Anita Gellatly / Alamy