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Preemie Born With Foot The Size Of Dad’s Thumbnail Looks So Different After 210 Days In Hospital

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Seeta and Giriraj were happy to welcome a little girl into the world, but their joy was dampened when she was born 12 weeks prematurely.

Manushi weighed just 14 ounces and measured 8.6 inches. This made her just as heavy as a bar of chocolate. At birth, her foot was as big as her dad’s thumbnail. All of her organs were underdeveloped, and her skin was only paper-thin.

Seeta suffered dangerously high blood pressure during her pregnancy, which put her child in danger as there was no blood flowing through the fetus. Seeta underwent an emergency C-section around 28 weeks into the pregnancy, and her daughter was immediately placed on a ventilator.

Doctors gave the little one only a 0.5% chance of survival without brain damage. Her parents waited anxiously for her to grow.

Thankfully, they got to take her home 210 days later. She is thought to be the smallest surviving baby ever born in Asia.

Scroll down to see what she looks like after such a harrowing start at life!

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Manushi was born weighing just 14 ounces and measuring 8.6 inches after her mother underwent a C-section 12 weeks early.

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Her foot was the size of her father’s thumbnail, and doctors only gave her a 0.5% chance of survival without brain damage.

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Doctors treated her with the best of care, hoping that somehow she would survive.

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She continued growing, though she initially lost weight before she could have milk.

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Manushi was eventually taken home 210 days after her delivery. She weighed 5.2 pounds. Doctors said that her brain is structurally normal and her eyes are developing normally.

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This lucky little girl is now believed to be the smallest surviving baby ever born in Asia!

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