A three-year-old girl has been declared dead twice after doctors allegedly misdiagnosed her the first time and she woke up at her own funeral – only to be declared dead again after being taken to hospital.
Camila Roxana Martinez Mendoza, a three-year-old girl who woke up at her funeral after she was declared dead 12 hours previously on Wednesday, 17th August, died after she was taken back to the same hospital.
The incidents took place at the Salinas de Hildalgo Community Hospital in the state of San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico.
Camila’s mother, Mary Jane Mendoza, said that the three-year-old was vomiting and had a stomach ache along with a fever when she was taken to a paediatrician in the family’s hometown of Villa de Ramos, which is northwest of San Luis Potosi. The paediatrician told Camila’s parents to take her to the community hospital.
It was here that she was treated for dehydration and prescribed paracetamol.
Hours later, when Camila’s parents noticed that her condition had worsened, they took her back to the hospital where she was admitted between 9pm and 10pm before being declared dead.
Mendoza said: “Now they wanted to connect her to an IV drip, they took a long time connect her to oxygen, they couldn’t do it because they couldn’t find her veins, finally a nurse managed it.”
Mary then explained that she was separated from her daughter’s body and locked in a room before she was able to escape through another door.
The following day, during her daughter’s funeral, Peralta noticed that a glass panel in Camila’s coffin was clouded over while funeral attendees informed the woman that she was hallucinating, which dissuaded her from opening the coffin.
Despite this, Mary’s mother-in-law noticed Camila’s eyes were moving while family members proceeded to check her pulse, confirming she was alive.
Camila was then taken back to the hospital where she was declared dead for the second time.
According to the General State Attorney, Jose Luis Ruiz, the case is being investigated and an autopsy is underway.