BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Usually, when docs need to deliver a baby before its terms, they are quite tight-lipped when it comes to formulating a prognosis. Children born a month before their term have great odds of survival, but the same cannot be said for those born earlier. One girl from the United Stated managed to beat all al. The baby girl born 14 weeks earlier was discharged from the hospital.
The doctors working at the Levine’s Children Hospital witnessed no more, no less than a medical miracle when they’ve managed to deliver baby E’Layah Faith Pergues. According to their statement, the girl delivered on the 23rd of October is considered the youngest surviving infant on the planet.
Megan Smith, E’Layah’s mother checked into the hospital on the 23rd saying that she was not feeling too well. After the doctors assessed her condition, they have determined that the mother’s life was at risk and an emergency birth had to be performed. According to her medical chart, Megan Smith had high blood pressure, and during her visit to the hospital, she almost suffered two strokes.
The doctors made the decision of performing an emergency C-section on the mother. Again they were very tight-lipped when it came to the infant’s odds of survival due to the fact that Smith just entered her 5th month of pregnancy.
To operation was deemed a success, although the doctors had their reasons to believe that the child won’t survive the intervention or her first week of life. But it would seem that young E’Layah was not yet ready to give up the fight.
According to the statements of the doctors in charge of Smith’s case, E’Layah weighted no more than 10 ounces when she was born. Naturally, ample steps were taken in order to ensure that the baby will survive.
Doctor Andrew Herman, who is the chief medical officer said that the facility took all the necessary steps in order ensure that E’Layah will develop normally. The infant was put in an incubator and was fed with a combination of vitamins, electrolytes, fat, sugar and proteins. But, according to the doctor, the doctors had a hard time feeding the baby, because they were unsure how to do it. Eventually, they got a little creative and managed to make sure that the young girl received everything she needed.
The baby girl born 14 weeks earlier was discharged from the hospital. Presently, both the mother and the infant are doing well, and, according to Megan Smith, young E’Layah even managed to put on some weight. The prematurely born baby now weighs 5 pounds and 7 ounces, and she is very active.