little mrs sunshine
Oh my god - she is so so tiny when she was born. What a difference 5 1/2 months make - she is absolutly gorgeous & huge now.
What a worrying time it must have been for her parents but its great to see the wonders that medicine can do in this day & age.
can someone cut and paste this-not allowed access "the sun" at work!
have read about babies surviving from 26 weeks and living - apparently the stats are 44% survival chance at 26 weeks
amazing what they can do now
ah bless her
That is amazing, it great to see.
Oh my god!
little mrs sunshine
Born 15wks early and lives
Miracle tot ... tiny Kimberly beats 1000-1 odds
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By TOM REILLY
September 28, 2007
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TINY Kimberly Mueller beat astonishing odds as one of the smallest babies ever to survive after being born at just 10½ OUNCES.
The premature tot’s chances at 15 weeks early were rated at less than 1,000 to one by doctors.
But this week the little fighter defied them by going home for the first time, aged five months and weighing a healthy 5½lbs.
You little belter ... Kimberly this week
The specialist who treated Kimberly called her “nothing less than a medical sensation”.
Dr Oliver Moeller added: “Such a case I have never experienced. Babies as small as this usually have no chance.
“We are incredibly lucky. We had a lot of luck . . . a lot.”
Kimberly was just 10.2ins long and weighed little more than ½lb of butter when she arrived.
Anxious parents Petra, 38, and Andreas, 48, only saw her for a couple of seconds before she was whisked away.
Andreas said: “She was so tiny. I whispered to her ‘Kimberly, you’ll make it’.”
Doctors at the University Clinic in Goettingen, central Germany, wrapped her in aluminium foil to keep her warm and fed her oxygen.
Family joy ... Andreas and Petra with Kimberly
For the next few weeks Kimberly was in intensive care in an incubator — with a respirator to help her breathe.
She was drip-fed with medicines to boost her barely-formed immune system.
Every day her parents sat with her.
Petra, of Hanover, said: “I was allowed to stroke her with my finger.
“It was the nicest thing when she would grip my finger in her tiny hands.”
At three months Kimberly had laser treatment after doctors feared she could be blind. This week they said she was “A1-fit”.
She is the smallest baby to survive in Germany. The tiniest living tot was 8oz, in the US.
AAWWW-I'm 26 weeks now! imagine having the baby now
I looked up her name in Google nad got the same article in the daily mail-and then promptly started to cry. I can't believe that's what my little baby looks like now....God I'm starting again!
A friend of mine had to have an emergency section at 26 weeks due to high blood pressure. Her baby was I think 1.5lb and she survived. She's now 6 years old and a big strapping child, you'd never think that she had been a tiny premie. A true miracle!