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HOSPITAL Hands Over Wrong Baby

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at 1:47 pm in Just Bizarre.

baby-771163A Romanian woman gave birth to a bouncing baby girl and happily took her home to show her off to friends and family — only to be rendered speechless, mid-diaper change. The baby had a penis. According to a Daily Telegraph (UK) story with the particularly fetching headline “Hospital dimwits gave me the wrong baby,” a nursery switcheroo at Sfanta Maria Hospital sent the Zaharia family’s new baby, a boy, home with the Zahariuc family. And when the Zahariucs, who were understandably upset, tried to call the hospital, they were accused of making prank calls. Ahem. So the family, which already has two sons, took the baby to the hospital and demanded their daughter back. Now the hospital’s investigating the snafu. The baby’s father says he’s just grateful to have little Ana Maria home, and doesn’t plan to sue. No word on what the Zaharias think of all this…

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