Miracle child weighing simply 1lb 2oz at beginning defies all odds as she celebrates her first birthday this week


MIRACLE tot Ava-Could Horner has crushed all the chances to rejoice her first birthday after she was born weighing simply 1lb 2oz.

Mum Charley Hopper went into labour at 22 weeks and docs feared Ava-Could wouldn’t survive when she arrived at such a tiny dimension.

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Just a little lady born prematurely and weighing simply 1lb 2oz at beginning will rejoice her first birthday on Thursday[/caption]

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Beautiful Ava-Could Horner was born smaller than a TV distant management and will have fitted within the palm of her mum’s hand[/caption]

She wanted around the clock care and spent the primary 129 days of her life in hospital as she bravely battled a collapsed lung, pneumonia and coronary heart surgical procedure.

The teen remains to be on oxygen however is rising stronger by the day. And Charley, 17, is now making ready for the primary birthday she feared her daughter would by no means see.

She mentioned: “It’s sluggish however she’s getting there now. She is wonderful.”

Hairdressing scholar Charley, of Middlesbrough, was rushed into the city’s James Cook dinner College Hospital when she immediately went into labour at simply over 5 months gone.

She mentioned: “Sooner or later we went from pondering I can’t anticipate these 18 weeks to be over, then the following factor I used to be in hospital. Ava wanted respiratory help as quickly as she was born and warmth help as she couldn’t preserve her temperature. They didn’t assume she would survive.

“It was so laborious as a result of they mainly gave us 24 hours and it was both hit and miss. They mentioned she’d both take to the machine respiratory for her but when she didn’t her lungs would collapse. One in every of her lungs did truly collapse when she was about 5 days outdated however the different one was nonetheless working.

“She’s nonetheless on oxygen 24/7, however hopefully she will be able to begin coming off it subsequent yr. As a result of she was so early she nonetheless wanted to develop. A part of her mind nonetheless wanted to be developed so issues would possibly take just a little longer for her.

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Ava-Could spent the primary 129 days of her life in hospital below oxygen as she battled a collapsed lung, pneumonia and coronary heart surgical procedure[/caption]

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Her mum Charley Hopper, went into labour after 22 weeks and mentioned ‘They didn’t assume she would survive’[/caption]

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Charley mentioned ‘She’s getting there now, she is wonderful’ as Ava-Could will rejoice her first birthday surrounded by family and friends[/caption]


“Regardless of the setbacks she is beautiful. I went again to varsity after I had her however I used to be there 9am till 3pm and I used to be simply pondering I’d reasonably be on the hospital by her aspect.

“I’m occupied with going again to varsity when Ava doesn’t want her feeding tube or oxygen.”

Ava-Could will rejoice her first birthday surrounded by household and buddies on Thursday.

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