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From premature baby to bubbly pre schooler - Amelia prepares for her first day at nursery

Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From Premature baby to bubbly preschooler - Amelia prepares for her first day at nursery in Littleport

 

By: Kath Sansom

www.elystandard.co.uk, 9/11/17

 

The parents of a premature baby born weighing just half a bag of sugar and who fitted snugly into the palm of a hand, are preparing to wave her off for her first day at pre school.

 

Amelia Webb was born at 26 weeks and six days weighing 1lb 1oz after scans showed she had oesophageal atresia, where her stomach was not connected to her throat.

 

She was not getting the nutrition she needed from her mum’s placenta so a decision was made for a caesarean section.

Her mum Leanne Webb, 28, said: “It was frightening. We didn’t know if she would make it, yet now here we are preparing for nursery.“I’ve had my moments since she has been born, it’s been a roller coaster, but I want to say to parents of premature babies take each day as it comes. “Amelia still has a feeding tube into her intestine so staff are being trained on how to deal with this and although I’m nervous about seeing her go it is also a good milestone.”

 

Click here to read more about Amelia's story.


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