Losing a child can be devastating, whether the loss is in utero or after birth, but imagine finding out that you lost a child over 60 years ago when you didn’t even know you were pregnant, much less able to conceive.
What could make that discovery even worse? How about finding out you'd been carrying that dead child with you for over sixty years.
That’s the real life horror story experienced by 91-year-old Estela Meléndez of La Boca, Chile, who went to see the doctor about removing a tumor they saw in an X-ray of her stomach.
The tumor was actually a calcified fetus she'd been carrying in her uterus for over 60 years, but it doesn't pose a threat to Estela they decided to leave it in place.
Estela says she's glad the fetus will remain in her womb, because it "reminds her of her husband and their unfulfilled dream of having a child all those years ago." How sickeningly sweet!