Category Archives: Premature babies

Born weighing barely a pound, Canadian preemie now thriving

Kayden Slottke

By Dave Andrusko Now seven months old, Kayden Slottke weighs 14 pounds. “He’s teething, he just started eating solid foods and he’s ready to take on the next challenge life throws at him,” writes Sarah Kraus for Global News in

More very premature babies are surviving and with fewer neurological impairments

Changes in ICU culture are key By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. The very encouraging story we posted today about the very premature baby in Canada who is now thriving convinced me we should re-run this fabulous story from earlier this

A “miracle twice over,” baby born at 1lb, 4oz may go home next month

Austin Douglas (Photo:

Weighed the same as half a bag of sugar at birth By Dave Andrusko Imagine you are the mom and your newborn son has joined you so much ahead of time he “was translucent and we could see his organs

Very immature preemie survives, thanks to experimental drug

Twins Sophie (left) and Emily Kearey were born very premature. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Born 12 weeks premature weighing the same as a loaf of bread By Dave Andrusko An experimental drug used to assist preemies with immature lung development is being credited with saving the life of a now 2-year-old toddler who weighed

Superhero capes made for preemies in Britain ICU units raise everyone’s spirits

By Dave Andrusko Two of my sisters are nurses and I’ve spent more time than I care to remember in hospitals commiserating with and (hopefully) raising the spirits of friends and relatives who are a tough spot. This is never

Weighing barely 1 pound at birth, baby becomes smallest infant ever to survive heart surgery

Born at 28 weeks, the newborn boy measured at the length of an adult palm. Photo by: Cover Asia Press

Survival “nothing short of a miracle,” father says By Dave Andrusko Two weeks after being born prematurely weighing barely one pound, a baby boy has become the tiniest infant ever to survive heart surgery. His father, identified only as S

“Little fighter” born at just 24 weeks doing fine

Rainna Crabb is pictured in March 2017 at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Boise. She was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce. Provided by Kindra Perez

By Dave Andrusko In March, after a routine checkup, Samantha Crabb “thought everything was on track with her pregnancy,” according to reporter Julie Wootton. However, “Just a couple of days after a checkup, she went to the hospital with stomach

Miracle baby survives birth at 23 weeks, in tears, mom begs doctors to aggressively treat little Paige

Born weighing a tiny 1lb 5oz, the little girl was smaller than a £10 note (Photo:

By Dave Andrusko Whatever their positions on abortion, many British newspapers are utterly fascinated by stories of premature babies who are born on the cusp of when it would be legal to abort them(24 weeks). The latest example, which I

Increasing survival of extremely premature babies again raises questions about upper abortion limits

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The increasing survival of extremely premature babies is again

Tiny preemie reaches out for contact and comfort

By Dave Andrusko Two of my sisters are nurses, one is still active in an ER, and I sure wish they would have told me about Figure 1, an image-sharing app for medical staff. (I assume they didn’t/couldn’t for professional

Preemie “completely changed the world” in his brief life

“Jack Sparrow” born at 24 weeks By Dave Andrusko When doctors learned that Jack Riley Sadgrove would be born at 24 weeks, one of the first questions they asked his parents was whether they “wanted to keep the baby” since

Born at 23 weeks, this baby was the youngest ever to survive abdominal surgery, and now she’s home

Abiageal Peters was less than 24 weeks from conception when she underwent abdominal surgery.

By Fr. Mark Hodges LONDON, England, March 3, 2017 — Tiny Abiageal Peters, the youngest person to survive major abdominal surgery, has gone home from the hospital four months after her miraculous birth. At the time of the operation, she