A premature child whose birth weight was 340 grams has just celebrated his first birthday, CNN reports this Saturday after spotting the information on the Guinness Book of Records. Little Richard Scott William Hutchinson now holds the title of “most premature baby” to survive.
The medical teams had however established that the chances of survival of the child, born on June 5, 2020 in Minnesota (United States), were of the order of 0%. This one was born 131 days before its term and held in the palm of a hand, specifies the American chain.
Discharged from hospital six months later
Parents were unable to stay with their child permanently due to the coronavirus crisis. They therefore made the daily round trip from their home, located an hour’s drive, to the hospital. As for the other family members, they did not have visitation rights during the entire incubation period.
In December 2020, after spending six months in the hospital, the child was finally able to return with his parents to his home. “We are always surprised, but happy. It’s a way of sharing our story of raising awareness about premature births, ”the mother finally said of her son’s first birthday.