He may have had a rough start in life, but an abandoned baby in Thailand appears to be doing well after authorities found him, sent him to the hospital, and gave him a warm bed in which he could sleep.
Found by a passing driver, the baby had been dumped in a trash bag and wrapped in a towel in the Phra Phutthabat district of Saburi, Thailand. Authorities suspect he hadn’t been there long because he was still covered in blood from his birth and his umbilical cord was still attached.
“The baby was found wrapped in towels and inside a black bag near the entrance to a hotel,” The Police Lieutenant Colonel from Phra Phutthabat station told The Sun. “We believe the baby had only been born for a few hours because his body was stained with blood.”
Officials are now pleading with locals to provide them with any leads regarding the mother or her whereabouts. It is suspected that she may have been young and in a relationship that was not serious. It is also possible that the child came from a family that simply could not care for it. However, there were no real leads at the scene to indicate whether the assumptions are true.
“He was thrown away almost immediately after birth before having chance to form any bonds with his mother,” the Police Lt. Colonel said. “Police will urgently check CCTV in the area and bring legal proceeding against anyone involved in leaving the baby.”
As for the little boy, he seems to be doing quite well. Weighing in at 5.9 pounds, he may soon find a family willing to take him in. At the very least, he was rescued from a tragic fate. He had been shivering, due to the weather, and may not have survived much longer inside the trash bag. Thank goodness for the driver that passed by!