“Waving To Us”: Parents Were Able To Hug The “Tiniest Baby”

In Scotland, parents were able to hug the UK’s smallest surviving premature baby, born at 25 weeks and weighing just 11 ounces (about 0.3 kilograms). It is reported by  The Sun.

The baby was named Hannow Stibbles. Her parents, 17-year-old Ellie Paton and 21-year-old Brandon Stibbles, were told by doctors that their daughter had only a 20 percent chance of survival. The girl was born by ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ on December 30.

Her parents spend every hour with her at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. Hannah struggled with a ᴄᴏʟʟᴀᴘsᴇᴅ ʟᴜɴɢ, but after six weeks she put on weight and opened her eyes. The parents were finally allowed to rock the baby, who still needs to be fed through a tube. The couple also began to read stories to her and watched with pleasure how their daughter reacted to their voices.

“She becomes relaxed when we hold her. Hanna loves skin-to-skin contact. We had to “hold” her for about three and a half hours. Hanna’s eyes opened, and she is now fully conscious. She waved at us, and we waved back,” the young father shared.

“Now we also change her diapers quite often. She did a great job,” Mom added.

They know it could be weeks before Hannah is strong enough to be transferred to a hospital closer to their home in New Milford.

Earlier, it was reported that Chelyabinsk doctors saved a premature baby with ⒸⓄⓋⒾⒹ-ɪɴᴅᴜᴄᴇᴅ ʙɪʟᴀᴛᴇʀᴀʟ ᴘɴᴇᴜᴍᴏɴɪᴀ. The boy, born weighing 1.18 kilograms, was literally on the verge of life and death.

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