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1-Pound Preemie Kept in Sandwich Bag to Stay Alive Defies All Odds (PHOTO)

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:49 AM
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1-Pound Preemie Kept in Sandwich Bag to Stay Alive Defies All Odds (PHOTO)

Baby born at 28 weeks, kept alive in sandwich bagThe birth of a child is truly a miracle. After experiencing complications with her pregnancy, Sharon Grant was forced to deliver her baby girl at just 28 weeks back in May. Pixie Griffiths-Grant weighed a little over a pound when she was born, and she was so small, doctors had to put the baby inside a sandwich bag to keep her alive.

The 37-year-old U.K. mother had to wait hours after her emergency C-section before she could go to the NICU to see Pixie. Another 18 days would follow before Sharon and Pixie's father, Edward Griffiths, were even allowed to touch their precious child. Thankfully, Pixie was finally able to make it home, but only after spending three months in an incubator, enduring 10 blood transfusions, and battling infection after infection.

In case you couldn't tell, Pixie is a fighter, who's now a 5-month-old and weighs close to eight pounds.

It's so crazy to think a common sandwich bag is what helped this baby stay alive. Thanks to quick thinking, doctors were able to keep Pixie's temperature up, which allowed her to defy the odds (doctors only thought she would live for an hour, likely less).

I'm so happy that Pixie is at home with her mother and getting stronger (she can't have visitors out of fear of her getting ill, but she continues to breathe on her own). Her story is nothing short of a miracle, with thus far a wonderful ending. In fact, this is just the beginning of Pixie and her family's journey, as they will likely have so many memories full of love and laughter.

You hear stories about pregnancy complications (Sharon says doctors noticed Pixie stopped growing around 20 weeks and wasn't getting the proper nourishment in the womb) and premature births, but to see a photo like this ... Wow. Even though Pixie now resembles a 2-month-old in size, to think she was once smaller than the palm of her mom's hand is mind-blowing.

Keep fighting, Pixie.

 

Image via Planet Kidz/Facebook

by on Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:49 AM
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melindabelcher
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM

Thats amazing!

-OriginalPoster
by Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:57 AM
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Wow! My babies all were born 8+. It's hard to imagine one so small.
IAMmomtotrips
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 7:24 AM
In America, they use Saran Wrap. My 1 pounder was wrapped in it.
Jsanchez125
by Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:07 AM
This must be so hard!! My son was in the NICU for a week and I was dying!! I can't imagine 3 whole months. My daughter was a preemie and she weighed 5 LBS 6 oz. i was scared to hold her. My other two were 6 lbs 13 oz and 7 lbs 8 oz. I'm glad my smallest baby got fat quick. Everyone wanted to hold her and I was paranoid since she was so small.
melindabelcher
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:16 AM

It's always interesting to see the variations in birth weights. 

One of my babies (full term) was 5lb7oz :)


Quoting Jsanchez125: This must be so hard!! My son was in the NICU for a week and I was dying!! I can't imagine 3 whole months. My daughter was a preemie and she weighed 5 LBS 6 oz. i was scared to hold her. My other two were 6 lbs 13 oz and 7 lbs 8 oz. I'm glad my smallest baby got fat quick. Everyone wanted to hold her and I was paranoid since she was so small.


BabiesAre2Sweet
by Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:51 AM
Wow! This is awesome news :) I can't imagine such a tiny little baby!! Glad to hear she is doing good.
la_bella_vita
by on Oct. 26, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Wow, incredible story!

MamaBearEH
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Crazy story!  I can't help but wonder how a sandwich bag weaseled its way into a room prepped for surgery though.

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mcmlxxxv
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:50 PM
Amazing!

My great-grandmother weighed just over 2 lbs. at birth, back in the days when all babies were born at home with little trained medical intervention and definitely no NICU. Some babies are just fighters!
Junebaby18
by Nannerz on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:36 PM
Quoting -OriginalPoster: Wow! My babies all were born 8+. It's hard to imagine one so small.

All of my babies were too! My smallest was 8 lbs 10 oz. My third baby, my dd, was in the NICU for 5 days due to (supposed) blood sugar issues. She was 9 lbs 10 oz at birth and she was HUGE compared to the 2-3 lb babies in there.
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