1lb Baby Given 50 Per Cent Chance Of Survival Returns Home After 100-Day Fight In Hospital
A tiny baby who weighed just 1 lb 2 oz at the time of his birth has defied the odds and gone home with his family after spending 113 days in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Newborn Finn James Hill, from Florida, was given just a 50 per cent survival upon his birth at just at 24 weeks. However, following a series of challenges, he is now said to be thriving at home with his loving parents.
Finn has since been given the nickname Fighting Finn on account of his courage and tenacity in the face of terrifying obstacles.
Tiny Finn was born via an emergency cesarean section on May 21, according to Good Morning America. His original due date had been September 6.
Even before his premature birth, Finns parents Jessica and Chris Hill had faced immense heartache while trying to start their family.
After struggling with fertility issues for nine years, Jessica and Chris adopted eight embryos from a couple they met through Facebook. Following an unsuccessful embryo pregnancy, Jessica fell pregnant with twins.
Sadly, the couple lost Baby B at 10 weeks. Baby A – Finn – survived, however there was further pain to come when Jessicas water broke at 24 weeks. The couple were told their baby would be safer outside the womb, and so Finn was delivered; his birth marking the beginning of a new and difficult journey.
As reported by Good Morning America, Finn was transferred to Nemours level 4 NICU from Lakeland Regional Medical Center on June 6.
In the following months, Finn relied on a ventilator to stay alive and endured numerous surgeries. One procedure repaired a hole in his heart while another corrected his necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) an illness which affects a premature babys intestines.
Following Finns heart operation, his lung function improved and – by June 30 – Jessica and Chris were finally able to hold their baby son.
Now four months old, Finn weighs 5 lbs 5 oz and is said to be loving life at home; bringing immeasurable happiness to the lives of Jessica and Chris.
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