Baby Boy Weighing Just One Pound Becomes World’s Tiniest Newborn To Have Successful Heart Surgery Baby Boy Weighing Just One Pound Becomes World’s Tiniest Newborn To Have Successful Heart Surgery
A baby boy born weighing just over one pound has become the world’s ‘tiniest baby’ to have undergone a successful heart surgery. The yet-to-be... Baby Boy Weighing Just One Pound Becomes World’s Tiniest Newborn To Have Successful Heart Surgery

A baby boy born weighing just over one pound has become the world’s ‘tiniest baby’ to have undergone a successful heart surgery.

The yet-to-be named baby was born prematurely at 28 weeks just the size of a palm at a government-run hospital in Udaipur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.

He was too fragile and delicate to touch.

His eyes had not opened, lungs were not developed and skin resembled parchment paper.

But after two weeks, a team of doctors from Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital and Jeevanta Hospital in a ‘milestone’ surgery conducted Patent Ductus Arteriosus-a corrective operation after he developed breathing problems.

The tiny baby boy is too fragile and delicate to touch
The tiny baby boy is too fragile and delicate to touch (Photo: Caters News Agency)
The baby is no bigger than the palm of a hand
The baby is no bigger than the palm of a hand (Photo: Caters News Agency)

They found that the baby was suffering from a condition in which two major blood vessels of heart – aorta and pulmonary artery, were connected.

“Normally the connection between the arteries remains till the foetus is in mother’s womb. It automatically disconnects after childbirth .

“If it doesn’t, it has to be treated with medicines. In this case, when the infant didn’t respond to medicines, heart surgery was the last option,” said Dr Sunil Jangid, chief neonatologist and paediatric intensivist.

Doctors said it was an uphill task to perform a surgery on a baby, who was too fragile and delicate to touch.

Surgeons performing heart surgery on the baby
Surgeons performing heart surgery on the baby (Photo: Caters News Agency

“The baby weighed merely 470 grams at birth and was just the size of a palm. Operating on an infant, especially when he is so tiny, is very challenging and risky as the body parts are extremely premature.

“There were many risks involved like respiratory distress syndrome, brain/lungs internal bleeding, feeding intolerance, developmental problems,” said cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Dr Sanjay Gandhi.

It was the baby’s low weight that prompted the doctors to operate in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) as shifting him from one hospital to another and then to an operation theatre could be life threatening.

Surgeons managed to perform successful heart surgery
Surgeons managed to perform successful heart surgery (Photo: Caters News Agency)

Special miniaturized surgical equipments were used and the baby finally survived all odds.

The baby was conceived to S P Jain and his wife, both residents of Udaipur after many years of marriage through IVF procedure and was delivered by Lower Segment Caesarean Section procedure.

The parents, who are yet to think of a name for their son, say their child’s survival is nothing short of a miracle.

“He is so brave that he has survived so many odds with such low weight. Our prayers have been answered,” the emotional father said.

 

Source: Mirror

Nkasiobi Chukwu

  • Saveria williams

    2017-05-17 #1 Author

    Awww god bless this baby boy 😍😍😍

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  • Saveriawilliams

    2017-05-17 #2 Author

    Awww get well soon baby boy god got you may god bless you

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  • Saveria williams

    2017-05-17 #3 Author

    Thank you Lord for being with this baby

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  • Carletta lee

    2017-05-17 #4 Author

    Truly a blessing 😘😘

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  • Lite litee

    2017-05-17 #5 Author

    Get well baby boy!

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  • Mariah

    2017-05-17 #6 Author

    God is good and he sure works miracles 😍

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  • Mariah Lynn

    2017-05-17 #7 Author

    Awwwww Such a blessing!!! 😍 May God continue to be with him ❤️

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  • Mariah Lynn

    2017-05-17 #8 Author

    Awwwww such a blessing!!! 😍 May God continue to be with this baby ❤️

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  • Amber

    2017-05-17 #9 Author

    What A Blessing..
    Prayers To This Baby!

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  • Brionna Rose

    2017-05-18 #10 Author

    Reminds me of my baby boy born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb 4oz , these little guys are a true blessing. God is so good!

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