The smallest premature baby, who only had 0.5% chance of survival, miraculously overcame death and now lives as a healthy, happy baby!
Smallest premature baby
Little Manushi was born at just 28 weeks due to a sudden complication during pregnancy. Manushi’s mother, Seeta, was rushed into an emergency C-section after an ultrasound revealed an absence of blood flow to the fetus.
The miracle baby was just 8.6 inches long and her skin was paper-thin. She had underdeveloped lungs, brain, heart, and kidneys so doctors predicted that she only has a 0.5% chance of survival. Manushi is believed to the smallest surviving baby in Asia.
Save little Manushi
Hospital staff and doctors worked tirelessly to save the little baby.
“She was struggling to breathe, so was immediately put on advanced respiratory support ventilator to expand her tiny, immature lungs. We had to start her on total parenteral nutrition. This type of nutrition is designed to give all the essential nutrients such as amino acids, carbohydrates, minerals and multivitamins directly into blood circulation.” Chief neonatologist Dr. Sunil Janged said.
Because of the family’s low income, the hospital waived Manushi’s medical bill that costs about 1,000,000 Rupees (over $14,000). The doctor wanted Manushi’s survival to send a message.
“We decided to save the life of the baby and offer her necessary medical care and attention because we wanted to send out a message that a girls must be protected. In a state like Rajasthan where female infanticide is rampant, people have to come forward and take a step to end this evil practice.” Dr. Janged revealed.
On 2018, Manushi was discharged from the hospital as a happy and healthy six-month-old baby. Manushi is now living the normal life of a baby. God surely has great plans for this miracle baby!
“She’s just fought and fought and fought against all the odds, but she’s made it,” Manushi’s parents said.