Babies are simply the finest and cutest creatures on Earth. Literally, they were little creatures with tiny bodies. And for Emilia Grabarczyk, the baby who weighs 8 ounces and 22 centimeters on her natal day, the description of “tiny” really fits on her.
Baby Emilia was born in St. Mary’s Hospital, Witten, West Germany, 9 months ago. She was in her 26 months when the doctors decided to have her delivered through Caesarian section because of the possibilities that she may die inside the womb of her mother. Her mother encountered a problem on which the baby can no longer get the nutrition that she needed to survive. Usually, a fetus in the 26th week of pregnancy, just like Emelia, would have weighed around 21 ounces, but she was underweight.
Doctors could see that only miracles would let baby Emelia to survive, even her parents started to accept whether she might survive or not.
With the help of pediatricians, gynecologists, and pediatric surgeons, as well as Emilia, she became stable. She had seen with no disabilities and after several months, she became more active and responded to her medication. Emilia was initially fed with a tiny tube and nurses would use a cotton bud soaked in sugar water to soothe her and relieve pain, she even called as “a little fighter”.
Nine months later, the world’s smallest baby Emilia Grabarczyk has shown the unexpected positive changes. She now weighs in at 7lb 2oz , a healthy weight for a newborn, and still continued her fight for survival. Emelia only shows that even the tiniest thing can make a great difference when fighting.