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Saved by scissors
The Sun ^ | 16th December 2012 | JANE ATKINSON

Posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:20 PM PST by Sopater

LITTLE Maddalena Douse is one of the smallest premature babies ever to survive in the UK — thanks to a pair of SCISSORS.

When she was born six months ago at just 23 weeks she was so tiny docs did not know if they should try to save her. But when they put her on the scales she weighed 1lb, the minimum weight for a baby to be considered viable — so they fought for her.

Only when she was safely on a ventilator did medics discover the scissors had been accidentally left on the scales and that 8in Maddalena in fact weighed only 382g (.84 pounds, or about 13 ounces).

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: prolife
The irony is rich. God has blessed this family.
1 posted on 12/18/2012 2:34:24 PM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Wonderful story! And married parents, too - so rare in the news.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 2:50:21 PM PST by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Sopater

She looks like she’s a paternal daughter. Quite a story.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 2:50:44 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Sopater

Thanks for posting this terrific story.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 3:17:24 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Sopater

The hand of God for sure.


5 posted on 12/18/2012 3:19:11 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Sopater

Shear luck...


6 posted on 12/18/2012 4:02:49 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Sopater

I’m outraged that they have an exact weight criteria that they use in determining whether to save a baby. If a baby is born alive, they should try to save it, not let it die because it is an ounce or so under the weight criteria. Thank goodness that the scissors were on the scale that day, and shame on those who would have let her die if they had not been.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 3:33:51 PM PST by Pinkbell
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