Theo Taylor, born the weight of a can of Coke, survives

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A BABY weighing the scale of a can of Coke has overwhelmed the chances to outlive.

Theo Taylor was born at simply 26 weeks and 5 days by emergency C-section on March 15.

He weighed simply 340 grams (12oz) making him the smallest surviving child in Britain.

Almost six months on his mum Katie Rhodes, 24, and pa Jay, 27, spoke concerning the reduction of getting their child dwelling.

“I had by no means ever seen a child that small – I didn’t know infants could possibly be that small,” dad Jay instructed The Solar.

“I stored saying to Katie that every little thing can be OK and he can be effective.

“However it wasn’t till I noticed him that I realised how critical issues have been. I believe that was probably the most scared I’ve ever been.”

Theo had stopped rising in his mom’s womb at 19 weeks, prompting docs to supply Katie an abortion the day earlier than he was born.

Even after he was born, the couple have been warned tiny Theo might not survive lengthy sufficient to go dwelling.

They touched his fragile hand for a couple of seconds earlier than he was taken away to be placed on a respiration machine.

However the mini man beat the chances and was moved to a decrease dependency ward at Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne seven weeks later.

He was despatched dwelling on July 7 after an operation to restore a hernia.

Theo nonetheless takes doses of nasal oxygen however docs don’t imagine will undergo any extra problems.

“Earlier than he was born, it was actually laborious listening to on a regular basis that he wasn’t going to make it, and even when he was born that we’d not get to take him dwelling,” Katie, a help employee from Durham, stated.

“However we obtained via it by saying, ‘no, he’s made it this far, let’s simply help him’.

“We have been so constructive and stored saying that we’d battle for him.”

Jay, a supply driver, stated Theo was born smaller than what docs had anticipated.

“He was smaller than my hand and far smaller than they even thought he can be,” he stated.

“The physician stated he was concerning the weight of a can of Coke, however even after I picked up a can, it felt heavier than Theo.”

Theo is believed to be the smallest new child to outlive within the UK since Aaliyah Hart, now 15, was born at 12ozin Could 2003.

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