Touching video shows brave baby boy’s fight for survival after being born premature at 25 weeks
This touching video documents a baby boy’s incredible fight for survival after he was born premature at 25 weeks.
Miracle tot Jenson Mirfin weighed the same as a load of bread when he was born and doctors feared he wouldn’t survive.
But now the 17-month-old has made an amazing recovery and is walking and talking like any other toddler.
Doctors told little Jenson’s parents there was every chance their little warrior would not survive when he was born at just 25 weeks and, even if he did, he would probably end up in a wheelchair.
But despite arriving so early and suffering a bleed on the brain, battler Jenson has started walking and talking just like any other healthy little boy, the Hull Daily Mail reports .
In this touching video his proud parents show his remarkable journey over the past year – from his first cry to his first cuddle.
Mum Millie Mirfin was very ill when she gave birth to Jenson and doctors said she was the priority.
But when the found the tiny baby breathing, staff at the Hull Women’s and Children’s NICU rallied round to save him.
“From 19 weeks I started having problems and by 25 weeks I was in labour,” Millie, 25, said. “It got worse as I became very ill and they thought it might be sepsis .
“They had to induce me into labour.
“I was too ill to have a caesarean and they told me I was the priority. They said there was probably nothing they could do and would only attend to the baby if it showed signs of breathing.
“He was due on June 14 last year but he was born on March 4. I thought I was going to miscarry but thankfully Jenson was breathing.
“I was too ill to remember much about what happened then but the Hull NICU were absolutely brilliant. We never thought in a million years Jenson would survive but you always have hope.
“Jenson only weighed one pound four ounces which is the weight of a loaf of bread. He could…