Amilia Taylor: Miracle 22 Weeker Finally Goes Home

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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.

“The baby is healthy and thriving and left Baptist Children’s Hospital today after four months in our neonatal intensive care unit,” hospital spokeswoman Liz Latta said.

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.


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  1. miran says:

    She’s a little miracle, respect for this fighter

  2. jess says:

    This tiny miricle and others like her will change the world of Neonatology forever!
    How can any government in the world still condone abortions up till the 24th week when thease babies given the chnace could survive.
    I wish you and your baby all the best!

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