Doctors celebrate as premature baby born weighing 400g gains 3.5kgs

Doctors celebrate as premature baby born weighing 400g gains 3.5kgs

- Baby Jeremy Tubula was born five months ago weighing only 400 grams

- A team of dedicated doctors watched over the baby and his mum till the little one reached 3.5kgs

- Jeremy's mother Catherine Joy could not hide her excitement and smiled all through the amazing event

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Doctors in a Kenyan hospital are beaming from ear to ear after achieving a rare medical milestone.

Medics from the hospital can proudly say they nurtured a baby who was born weighing only 400 grams till the little one grew to 3.5kgs.

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While addressing the press on Wednesday, the hospital’s management introduced little baby Jeremy Tubula, who was born at 25 weeks.

For five months, doctors at the facility worked day and night to help the little one survive.

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“Baby Jeremy was born at 25 weeks gestation with a birth weight of 400gms. He has been nurtured and managed by our doctors to for five months to attain 3.5kgs. This is phenomenal for the country and the region,” the hospital said.

Jeremy’s elated mum Catherine Joy could not hide her excitement as she clutched her healthy baby tightly.

Among the celebrants was Dr Barbara Magoha, an obstetrician who led the reproductive health specialists in taking care of Jeremy’s mother.

The event included a cake-cutting ceremony that lit up the room.

Eight-year-old Hope Obonyo also attended the event.

Hope, who is healthy and all grown up, was also born with a birth weight of 400 grams.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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