Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Premature baby insulated in sandwich bag

Have you ever heard a baby insulated in a sandwich bag? This would be something new and interesting too.

Lexi Lacey was born 14 weeks early weighing just 14 ounces (396 grams) and her parents were told she had a ten per cent chance of surviving in this world.

Medics had to use the smallest insulating jacket they could find - a 15cm plastic sandwich bag from the kitchens at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Lexi is now 11-week-olds old and weighs 5lbs 6oz.

The doctors told us they had never known a baby born as prematurely as Lexi survive.
She was so tiny the only thing they had to keep her body temperature warm was a sandwich bag from the hospital cafeteria - it's unbelievable to think that saved her life.

People looked quite shocked when doctors said them that she’s okay and also people did not like to talk with the doctor at first. But when they see her now better than before people never believed him when the doctor told them how premature she was.

Miss Rowberry and her partner Lee Lacey, 24, feared she was having a miscarriage when she suffered agonizing stomach pains when she was 26 weeks pregnant on the evening of June 26.

She rang the maternity suite at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester but was told it was nothing to worry about and to go back to sleep.

But the pain sustained and she was again carried to the hospital. And she was taken to the labour.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital only has the facilities to care for premature babies born from 28 weeks onwards and doctors wanted to transfer her to a specialist unit at Birmingham's Heartlands Hospital but there wasn't time.

Lexi was kept in the baby unit at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital for three days before being transferred to Shrewsbury Royal Hospital before spending 11 weeks recovering at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. And now she is allowed to her home.