Little Amillia Sonja Taylor has made it. Born at just 10 ounces in the 21st week of pregancy, the odds were against her. She’s a fighter and now gets to go home.
Amillia was born October 24thto Sonja and Eddie Taylor. She is the first baby born under 23 weeks who has lived. She is also the fourth smallest ever to survive. “We weren’t optimistic, but she proved us all wrong” Dr. Smalling commented.
Amillia has spent her short life in the hospital in an incubator. She’s gotten her weight up to 4 1/2 lbs., so Mom and Dad finally get to bring her home. Life will be tumultuous for them. Amillia will need extra special care including oxygen. The hospital will continue to monitor her to ensure that everything is going well. She has some lingering health issues but it is good health. She is a strong willed baby and hopefully, that will see her through what comes next.