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A premature baby girl, weighing 1 pound and 4 ounces when she was born 22 weeks premature has overcome 4 months of intensive neonatal care, where she beat congenital heart disease with surgery, retinopathy of prematurity with laser surgery, and threats of blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, and lung disease. Normally babies of this gestational age have a high mortality or high morbidity, but as a kindergartener, the child is showing normal mental and expected physical development.
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About: Prematurity brings complications
Date: 29 August 2005
Source: News Advance.com
Author: Cynthia T. Pegram
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