Miracle baby celebrates her 10th birthday
Published: January 15, 2006 | 3281st good news item since 2003
A miracle baby born just 1lb 12oz has just celebrated her 10th birthday.
When Melaine MacKenzie from Oban was born her parents were told she wouldn’t live.
At four weeks she underwent major heart surgery, battled a blood infection and had laser eye surgery to save her sight.
Seeing her now, just after her 10th birthday, you would never guess she spent the first two and a half years of her life on oxygen and a feeding tube.
Although she still wears a hearing aid and must attend Yorkhill for regular check-ups Melaine is very much like any other ten year old. Thanks, says her mum, to the staff at Yorkhill.
Modern medicine has made the treating of premature babies routine for doctors today but ten years ago that wasn’t the case, making Melaine’s survival even more of a miracle tale.