Zulekha wins praise as 'most premature baby' survives
DUBAI, February 8, 2016
The parents of a baby who weighed less than an iPad when born 14 weeks prematurely in Dubai have paid a tribute to the medical team who performed a 'miracle' to keep their son alive.
Digital sales specialist Christopher Sacramento and his wife Susie have been told that son Nicholas is possibly the most premature baby to survive in the UAE.
He weighed just 530 grams and spent nearly four months in Zulekha Hospital's Neonated Intensive Care Unit.
In the letter, Sacramento paid special tribute to consultant neonatologist Dr Monika Kaushal and the NICU team who watched his son during his stay at the hospital.
“Nicholas is likely to be the most premature baby to survive in this country. At birth he weighed just 530 gm, much less than an iPad,” said Dr Kaushal.
“He belongs to a new group of babies known as micro-preemies as they weigh less than 900 gm. The chance of survival and normal development for a 23-week preterm infant is normally very bleak and Nicholas’s survival is intact since there was no damage to brain, lungs or eyes,” she added. - TradArabia News Service