Baby Born Months Premature Allowed to Go Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI -- The parents of tiny Amillia Taylor have taken her home from the hospital for the first time since the baby was delivered last fall.

Amillia spent less than 22 weeks in the womb. She was just nine and a-half inches at birth, and weighed less than ten ounces. She now weighs about four and a-half pounds, and is just over 15-and-a-half inches long.

She'll still need oxygen at home. And a developmental specialist will be keeping track of her neurological progress.

Doctors had hoped to release Amillia from the hospital Tuesday, but kept her an extra day to monitor a low white blood cell count that could have indicated she's vulnerable to infection.

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