Tuesday 6 December 2016

Baby born four months early finally goes home after almost a year in hospital

Mark Molloy

Published 06/11/2016 | 18:09

Nathan Ray Teply CREDIT: FACEBOOK / NATHAN RAY: A NICU JOURNEY
Nathan Ray Teply CREDIT: FACEBOOK / NATHAN RAY: A NICU JOURNEY

A baby born four months early weighing less than a pound has finally gone home after almost a year in hospital.

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Nathan Ray Teply, from Nebraska, was born at just 24 weeks, with his parents, Eric and Mary, admitting there has been “many ups and downs along the way”.

He spent the first 300 days of his life in hospital, surviving a bout of pneumonia, and now weighs 15lbs 12oz, Inside Edition reports.

“On December 18, 2015, our son Nathan Ray came four months early due to pregnancy complications. He weighed in at only 15 ounces and was 10.43 inches long,” his parents explained.

“He has gone through many health issues since he has been born including pneumonia, lung collapse, stomach issues, kidney issues and brain bleed. He has overcome almost all those complications; the brain bleed is our biggest worry.”

They have now set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his medical expenses.

Telegraph.co.uk

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