A young baby boy who was born 14 weeks premature has managed to beat all the odds against him as he spends his first Christmas at home with his parents. Myles McKenna only weighed 1 lb 8 oz which is nearly the size of an iPhone. Doctors feared for the worst as they doubted his survival. For this reason, he was placed on the hospital’s ventilator for nearly 15 weeks.

“We feared that our son wouldn’t survive as his doctors were also so skeptical,” the parents revealed. But in the end, prayers brought forward a very welcoming miracle and now Myles McKenna is spending his first Christmas at home. Myles was born at 26 weeks, which was almost 14 weeks before his actual expected time. Moreover, his mother Rebecca Grainger who hails from Glasgow was rushed to the hospital for an emergency c-section surgery, right after being diagnosed with pre-eclampsia.

As a result, physicians were forced to put young Myles on a ventilator because he couldn’t breathe on his own. He fought for his life for 15 weeks before being given the all-clear to return home. After his delivery, the mother described how she was able to view, let alone hold, her child. However, the father did get a brief peek and a brief cuddle before being whisked to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and placed on a ventilator.

Since parents were only allowed inside the intensive care due to severe COVID restrictions, and Rebecca’s husband was only allowed to visit, the entire situation became very stressful. In the same way, the couple also spoke about how terrified they were of catching COVID because if they did, they would have to isolate for 10 days at least. For them, the thought of that separation from their child was beyond imaginable.

But in the end, it all worked out well and now the couple is happy and grateful to be doing well together as one.

By Lilit

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