The smallest premature baby in the world goes home healthy


When the world's smallest premature baby survived outside the womb and finally managed to be sent home from the hospital, it was a miracle. After a stay in a hospital in Tokyo for almost six months, a small boy took chances and successful medical care to stay healthy and strong.

Miniature Wonderland

Babies who are born prematurely or have a low birth weight are not common in Japan. After the parents received word that their unborn child had not gained weight in the womb, their fragile child was released in early August 2018 at the Keio University Hospital in Tokyo via an emergency service. The baby's parents were worried about their child's life because he weighed only 268 grams.

Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics / Handout via Reuters

After 24 weeks, the premature baby boy was small enough to fit in the palm of an adult. Dr. Takeshi Arimitsu was responsible for the 24/7 care of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Shortly after birth, the baby needed a respirator and infusion therapy to stay alive.

Power to survive

The survival rate of a premature baby weighing less than 300 kg is around 50% when born in Japan. In premature babies, the survival rate is even lower than in girls. After five months of work by staff at Keio University Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, the world's smallest male baby has astonished everyone.

Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics / Handout via Reuters

After steadily gaining weight and developing the ability to feed normally, it was unbelievable that this little boy was released from the hospital on February 20, 2019. His mother had the following to say about her son: I am glad that he grew so tall, because honestly I was not sure if he could survive. "

Home finally

In the arms of his loving parents, the smallest survivor of the premature birth of the world was released two months after his birth. After Dr. Takeshi Arimitsu, the little boy, was the one smallest child is a report about the birth and discharge from a hospital.

Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics / Handout via Reuters

Dr. Arimitsu was happy to save this extraordinary baby, because it shows the world that "there is a possibility that babies can leave the baby hospital in good health, even if they were born small. "

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