In a world first, tiny Taylor Gardner has been fitted with a pacemaker bigger than her fragile body.
Category: Amazing Baby Story
Called a first in Canada, doctors at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children have successfully repaired a baby’s heart while she was still in the womb.
Surgeons in India will attempt to save the life of a baby girl who was born with her heart and part of her liver growing outside her body. The four-day-old girl is currently being cared for at the Bengal medical college on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri. “This is a very [...]
A 38-year-old woman from London has welcomed the world’s first baby conceived after a full ovary transplant. The new mom, who received an ovary donated by her identical twin sister, delivered a healthy daughter weighing 7lb 15oz today, by Caesarean section. The birth is the ninth reported worldwide after ovarian tissue was transplanted from one [...]
I am always amazed at the lengths that doctors will go to to keep a micro-preemie alive. When Gregor Craig arrived at just 24 weeks weighing a tiny 1lb 14oz, he was so small that his father’s wedding ring fitted over his arm. His chances of survival were slim, but doctors wanted to give him [...]
In a life-saving operation, volunteer surgeons at New Zealand’s Wellington Hospital East have removed a tumour from a Timorese baby that weighed a third of his body weight. The 8lb tumour was removed by in the capital at the weekend. The large mass would have eventually killed the 14-month-old boy had the surgical team not [...]
After flash floods killed at least 41 people in central Algeria this week, a baby was found alive by rescuers after spending four days in a pool of mud. “It’s a miracle, really a miracle to find it alive after all this time,” the town governor of Ghardaia, Yahia Fahim, told national radio. The state-run [...]
In a world first, an Australian surgeon has used a simple ping-pong ball to keep liver transplant patient Mackenzie Argaet alive. Dr. Albert Shun, from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, used the unusual approach when confronted with a medical problem while operating on the 2-year-old girl. Born with a rare gastrointestinal disorder known as biliary [...]
Update: The tiny baby born lost her fight early Thursday morning from complications related to her premature birth. Our thoughts are with the family. A tiny baby born girl in South Carolina has survived the first week of her life, despite overwhelming odds. Dye’mon Dodd weighed only 10 ounces at birth and had a 30 [...]
UPDATE: Kiron passed away after his parents took him home because they could not afford medical care. Originial Post: A baby born with 2 heads has caused so much curiosity that he is now under police protection. 150,000 local curiosity seekers turned up at the clinic in Bangladesh after word got out that where he [...]
Foxnews is reporting that a newborn baby that was abandoned outdoors by her 14-year-old mother during the Argentina winter was found safe Thursday after being kept alive and warm by a mother dog and her batch of puppies. A farmer found the naked baby near the city of La Plata, Argentina, lying amongst his dog [...]
UPDATE: This little fighter passed away this morning just 24 hours after being found alive. The baby’s mom was quoted as say: “The doctors told us she lost her pulse again this morning. We were both next to her and you could she was really gone this time. You can’t imagine what we’re going through.” [...]