Miracle Baby Born At 410g Celebrates Graduation Hospital 83 Days Later. A baby who was born about three months ago has shown to be a warrior.
A baby who was born about three months ago has shown to be a warrior. Siphesihle Lambatha was at the Melomed Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 83 days as she was born with a weight of 410g. The baby now went home after the 83 days.
Dr Shukri Raban, Siphesihle Lambatha’s paediatrician, says the baby is one of the 10 smallest babies born in South Africa. The doctor described the size of the little patient at the time of birth. “410g, put into context, is not much bigger than a tub of margarine. Lengthwise, she was not much taller than a half a ruler-less than 15cm,” says Dr Shukri Raban. On the day that she was due to head home, the baby weighed 1.84kg.
The mother Yandisa Ngele went into labour six months into her pregnancy time. She was at the hospital every day when her daughter was born. She stated that she thought that he baby wouldn’t live when she saw her at the hospital’s theatre. “I am happy to be going home with her. The first time I saw her from the theatre, I thought this one was not going to be alive,” says the mother in an interview with the hospital. Yandisa Ngele’s older daughter also weighed a small amount when she was born at 500g.
She had miscarried three times before she gave birth to her children. The father, Ntandazo Lambatha, says he prayed for the child every day, he also thanked the workers at the hospital and he family for backing them. The doctor says he has hope that the baby would grow up well, the same way her older sister grew up. The child got a title named the ‘certificate of bravery’ from the hospital on Thursday when she was taken out of hospital. It was given to her at a little graduation event with both the parents present.
by Alexandra Ramaite