Skip to comments.Tiniest Baby Celebrates First Birthday
Posted on 09/20/2005 10:34:51 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
MAYWOOD, Ill. Sep 20, 2005 A baby born weighing less than a soda can and believed to be the smallest baby ever to survive has celebrated her first birthday.
Rumaisa Rahman, who weighed just 8.6 ounces at birth and was less than 10 inches long, turned a year old on Monday. She now weighs 13 pounds and is 24 inches tall.
Loyola University Medical Center, the suburban Chicago hospital where the girl received treatment until she was discharged in February, hosted a birthday party for Rumaisa and her fraternal twin sister, Hiba.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
Thanks for posting this. I love to read positive stories like this.
What a lovely story! I know her family must be thrilled that she survived!
Does anyone have a "Good News" ping list, I wonder? I've often thought about a "good news" ping list, or even a website.
Happy Birthday Rumaisa!!!
Here's another "tiny babies" story that was sent to me.
There are 5 pages of pictures. The last picture is very telling.
Good friends of ours had a little girl born at 24 weeks. When she was born, she was 13 inches long and wasn't much heavier than this one. She spent many many months in the hospital.
Today, she is a vibrant, beautiful little girl with almost no problems at all. She just turned 4 in August. She is performing right at the same levels, academically, as "normal" kids her age and she plays with a full nursery of little boys in our church each week. (she is one of only 3-5 little girls in a nursery of over 20!)
Hard to imagine that you can abort a baby older than she was when born.
It is amazing to me that people can abort babies that can easily live even though they are that small.
It isn't unusual anymore for very premature babies to be completely healthy.
"I feel very optimistic that I don't think that either of them will have any significant handicaps," said Dr. Jonathan Muraskas."
This baby's outlook is good.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.