Amilia Sonja Taylor, a miracle baby, who was born at 21 weeks 6 days has been released from a Miami hospital today.
She spent 4 months in the NICU after being born weighing 10 ozs and is believed to be the smallest micro-preemie to survive.
Amillia, who was just 9½ inches at birth and weighed less than 10 ounces, will still require oxygen at home and a developmental specialist will follow up with her and her parents to track her neurological development.
The infant now weighs about 4½ pounds and is just over 15½ inches long.
Doctors had hoped to release Amillia from the hospital Tuesday but kept her an extra day to monitor a low white blood cell count that could have indicated
A baby born at 23 weeks has a 35% chance of survival. In a study done between 1984-1993 none of the infants less-or-equivalent 20 weeks of gestational age and less-or-equivalent 350 g at birth survived. With the advances in technology we can see that this number has changed.