Premature baby boy born 10-weeks early was kept alive in sandwich bag.
Isaac Derwent arrived 10-weeks early.
His mother, Jennifer was out shopping when she felt a slight stomach pain – but thought nothing of it.
However it was her husband Jonathan, who decided it was time to head to the hospital, The Mirror reports that he “had a premonition he might be about to deliver their second child”.
Tiny Isaac was born 10-weeks early weighing just 3lbs 11oz (1.7 kilo). To help him survive doctors wrapped Isaac in a sandwich bag to insulate him.
Jennifer told reporters she was shocked to see her newborn wrapped in plastic but he has made a full recovery.
“Straight after being born Isaac was put into a plastic bag and the doctors said the idea behind that was to regulate his body temperature.
It was quite shocking to give birth and then for the first thing to happen is they put your baby in a sandwich bag.”
“We do have a picture of him in it, which I am sure we can all laugh about when he gets older.
“But it kept him warm and helped him get better.
“Giving birth at 30 weeks is far from ideal but we are very fortunate to have been at Derriford Hospital which is a centre of excellence.
“We can’t fault the care we received – the hospital were fantastic with us.
“I was so relieved when I heard him cry – it was an amazing moment.”
“When I was in hospital I felt really embarrassed because I couldn’t feel anything, but the nurses were concerned as they knew he would be born any minute.”
Isaac is certainly not the first premmie baby to be treated in a sandwich bag. Last year we shared the story of Baby Pixie who was born weighing less than one pound and doctor’s also kept her warm in a sandwich bag. We believe it is quite a common practice for premature babies.
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