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Baby Whose Skin Turned To Charcoal In Incubator Lives To Tell The Tale

Baby Whose Skin Turned To Charcoal In Incubator Lives To Tell The Tale

A boy who suffered terrible burns when left too long in an incubator at birth is now starting to appear normal after years of skin grafts.

And little five-year-old Alexandru Dragomir is celebrating his fortune with a double dose of good news revealed this week - he is about to get a baby brother or sister.

His mother Violeta Dragomir, 37, is three months pregnant. Alexandru, who was treated over the years by plastic surgeon Dan Enescu, said: "I can't wait - I hope it's a brother because then I can play football with him."

Alexandru was only three days old when his body was almost carbonised in an incubator because he was left there too long by staff in charge of the complex medical equipment.

The child had burns on 50 percent of his body surface and will still need future surgery to get rid of the remaining traces of the burns.

"My little boy is alive only because of professor Enescu," says Violeta. The doctor, who is a specialist in paediatric burn surgery, performed a skin transplant for Alexandru and then did surgery on his left cheek and ear, where the child had suffered the most severe burns.

The trauma did not change the wishes of Alexandru's parents to have another baby.

"I knew all along that I would have another child. I am three months pregnant. We still do not know what sex the baby is, but it does not matter. I just want him or her to be healthy and not suffer what Alexandru had to suffer," Violeta said, explaining that she plans on giving birth in the Romanian city of Ploiesti, where they live, and not in the capital Bucharest.

Alexandru is very happy since he found out the news. "I'll take care of my little brother. I can’t wait to share my toys with him," he promises.

Both Emilia Baron, the nurse who was supposed to look after the boy in the incubator, and the hospital where she was employed were sentenced by judges to pay 200,000 EUR (160,000 GBP) for moral damage. The child's parents however have only received 60,000 EUR (48,000 GBP) so far.

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