Baby Manushi from Rajasthan, India, is dubbed a little miracle for all the right reasons. This beautiful girl was delivered via C-section when her mom, Seeta, 48, was just 28 weeks into pregnancy. Sadly, Seeta was diagnosed with extremely high blood pressure and doctors determined that her baby wasn’t receacing enough blood through the placenta.
The decision the baby to be delivered was done very quickly.
When Manushi was welcomed into the world, she weighed only 14 ounces. The chances of her survival were slim because she was extremely tiny and most of her organs, including her lungs, her brain, her heart, and her kidneys were underdeveloped.
After six months at the neonatal intensive care unit, Manushi’s organs developed to the point that she could finally be released from hospital. At the time doctors discharged her, she weighted 5.2 pounds.
The fight for her life wasn’t an easy one, however. From the moment she was born, Manushi was placed on a ventilator and the chances of her survival were under 1 percent. Believe it or not, she beat the odds.
As her gut was underdeveloped, Manushi couldn’t be fed in a sufficient manner so doctors administered all the needed vitamins, minerals, carbs, lipids, and amino acids straight into her blood.
Once she turned 7 weeks old, Manushi started breastfeeding and that was a great sign. At this point, she started breathing more independently and her other organs grew normally.
Doctors were determined to save the life of this girl in order to send a message out there that female children are as important as male, contrary to the common opinion people in some parts of India hold.
“We decided to save the life of the infant and give her necessary medical care and attention because we wanted to send out a message that a girl child must be protected,” the director of the hospital, Dr. Sunil Janged said. “We offered her the necessary medical care and attention.”
Records show that a girl named Emilia Grabarczyk, born in 2015 in Wittenberg, Germany, at just 8 ounces, is the world’s lightest surviving baby.
We wish baby Manushi a happy life ahead of her.