The smallest baby ever born at McMaster Children’s Hospital is going home to Niagara Falls today.
When she was born 19 weeks ago, Rachel Blythin weighed just 330 grams, or less than a pound.
Her twin sister was also born prematurely, but was larger.
The Blythin family found out in April there were potentially lethal complications in the development of one of the twins.
In their case, one twin was getting more nutrients than the other.
Rare laser surgery was performed before the girls were born.
While her current weight hasn’t been released, Rachel is big enough to head home.
But Rachel and her sister, Evelyn, are not out of the woods yet.
They will be closely followed until they’re about two years old to make sure they are cleared of any developmental issues.
(St. Catharines Standard)