The Miracle of Baby Amilla
Baby Amillia is the youngest premature baby to ever survive. You can see pictures of her little feet, less than half the size of your little finger, and lying next to a pen, almost as long as she was, by clicking here.
"I put my faith in God," said Amillia's father, Eddie Taylor. "I didn't worry a lot. I just made sure to get here to be at her side."
The University of Iowa has a registry with information about very tiny babies who have survived. Although some weighed less than Baby Amillia, she remains the youngest at birth. We are delighted that two tiny babies whose lives were saved were cared for at Chicago's Loyola hospital. If you would like to see the registry, just click here.
UPDATE: Amillia was scheduled to go home Tuesday, but doctors kept her an extra day as a precaution. At 5:42 pm, today, Wednesday, February 21, 2007, Baptist Children's Hospital, in Miami, Florida announced that Baby Amilla has left the building (with her parents, of course) !Amillia was scheduled to go home Tuesday, but doctors kept her an extra day as a precaution. To read the hospital press release click here. You can read the hopital's official Baby Amillia Taylor fact sheet by clicking here. The executive summary is one word: "thriving."