A tiny baby, born less than 11 ounces, has managed to beat the odds and has finally left the hospital after eight months. ABC News reported on the miracle survival.
The baby, named Connor, was born in July 2018 by an emergency C-section. He was diagnosed with multiple issues involving his lungs, as well as extremely low birth weight.
The baby was born at 26 weeks, which would normally give the child an 80-90% chance of survival according to the baby’s doctor. However, the baby was less than half the expected weight of a baby at that stage. When the baby was delivered, he was about the size of a human heart.
The baby stayed in the NICU at Westchester County Medical Center in Maria Fareri, then underwent rehabilitation at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Thanks to their care, the baby is now 10 pounds, 10 ounces and was cleared to go home.
The family was interviewed on Good Morning America. You can read their comments in the linked article.
Not all difficult births are caused by a malpractice event. Most doctors have their hearts in the right place and want to use their skills to save lives and improve outcomes. We commend the doctors in this case for helping such a small child to survive on his own!