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A Day in My Life as a Doctor for 'Miracle Babies' in the Neonatal Hospital Unit

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Today is a typical working day in the tertiary level neonatal unit where I look after all sorts of “miracle babies.” Some premature babies weigh just 485 grams.

That’s correct: a birth weight of half a kilogram! Some are ventilated long-term, and some struggle hard to keep their heart beating — holding onto life through the multiple tubes and wires attached to them.

Some babies come for a day or two and happily go home, but others stay for months. On my third long day working with my tiny patients, I get to know their families better.

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