Streaming issues? Report here
Kieno Kammies 2019 1500 BW Kieno Kammies 2019 1500 BW
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report with Clement Manyathela
See full line-up
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00

Home
arrow_forward
Local

[WATCH] 'Miracle baby' goes home for Christmas after nine months in ICU

21 December 2018 5:58 PM
Tags:
Baby Hope
Baby Hope Daniels
premie
premature baby
Netcare Kuils River Hospital
Born weighing just 300 grams, baby Hope Daniels is one of the smallest micro-premature babies to have ever survived in SA.

One of the smallest micro-premature babies to have ever survived in South Africa, has been discharged from hospital.

Baby Hope Daniels was born at 24 weeks, weighing a mere 300 grams in March this year.

Born by emergency C-section, she's spent nine months at the Netcare Kuils River Hospital in Cape Town.

Now doctors have deemed her strong enough to go home.

The little girl is described as a miracle by her parents, who had been trying to have a baby for 10 years.

Baby Hope with her parents Dorianne and Lesley Daniels. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

Staff at the Netcare Kuils River Hospital threw her a special send-off on Friday.

She went home after 275 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, dressed in a graduation gown and cap.

The hospital's Claire Pitt says despite her tiny body, Baby Hope had a big personality from the start.

And her mother battled with multiple conditions, including kidney disease and diabetes, making her pregnancy high-risk.

At 24 weeks and four days, the mom's condition deteriorated enough that we had to have the Caesarean section.

Claire Pitt, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Manager at Netcare Kuilsriver

Pitt says Baby Hope, who now weighs just over five kilograms, thrived on breast milk, 24-hour nursing care, love and an incubator.

Baby Hope Daniels, who is thought to be one of the smallest micro-premature babies in terms of weight to have ever survived in South Africa. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

The infant will receive ongoing care from a neonatologist, physiotherapist, speech therapist and trained nursing carer.

We couldn't incubate and ventilate her because she was too tiny. There were no tubes that were small enough.

Claire Pitt, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Manager at Netcare Kuilsriver

She has gone home on oxygen, which we anticipated. She's had to grow a whole new pair of lungs.

Claire Pitt, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Manager at Netcare Kuilsriver

We will follow up and monitor as she grows from strength to strength.

Claire Pitt, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Manager at Netcare Kuilsriver

Listen to the heart-warming story with Melanie Rice:


21 December 2018 5:58 PM
Tags:
Baby Hope
Baby Hope Daniels
premie
premature baby
Netcare Kuils River Hospital

Recommended

More from Local

brunette-woman-getting-her-hair-cut-23-2148108792jpg

Blow to beauty industry as hairdressers' legal bid to reopen dismissed

28 May 2020 5:52 PM

Hairdressers in South Africa appealed to the High Court to be allowed to reopen under level 3 of the national lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

dudujpegjpg

Dudu Myeni banned from holding directorships

28 May 2020 5:40 PM

Former South African Airways (SAA) board chair Dudu Myeni was declared a delinquent director by the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

EZGwtpzXQAEXFAp.jpg

Level 3 lockdown at a glance...and no, you still can't buy tobacco

28 May 2020 5:33 PM

As SA prepares to move to lockdown level 3 on 1 June we take a look at the restrictions that will remain and those being lifted.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-sales-alcohol-beer-booze-drinking-consumption-drinks-bottles-123rf

These are the new trading hours for liquor outlets under level 3

28 May 2020 3:01 PM

The National Command Council has revealed the detailed regulations governing the sale of alcohol under level 3 lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ngobejpg

[LISTEN] Lab explains radio jock's false positive Covid-19 result

28 May 2020 2:28 PM

Award-winning presenter Tshatha Ngobe announced to Ukhozi FM listeners on Wednesday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lockdown levels South Africa Covid-19 coronavirus 123rf

[WATCH LIVE] National Command Council provides level 3 details

28 May 2020 2:05 PM

The NCC is set to brief the media regarding the details of alert level 3 that kicks in for the whole country on 1 June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

velskoendraai-farmstall-save-your-favesjpg

Buy a Dineplan voucher to help Velskoendraai Farmstall and its local suppliers

28 May 2020 1:00 PM

The Velskoendraai Farmstall and Restaurant in Clanwilliam supports local producers from surrounding areas. They need your help to survive.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200405zccengenasramaphosajpg

South Africa’s largest church (ZCC) decides to remain closed

28 May 2020 12:45 PM

Bishop Lekganyane of the Zion Christian Church says it’s not safe to resume services and that all their churches will remain shut.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160519CarnarvonPrimary03.jpg

Hunger and a lack of books - the reality facing millions of learners in SA

28 May 2020 12:07 PM

With schools set to reopen on Monday, Lester Kiewit asks if it's possible for all learners to go back learning equally...

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

15042019 District Six 2019 03

Community Chest shelters over 150 homeless people as chilly weather hits CT

28 May 2020 11:46 AM

With wet and cold weather setting in, Community Chest has provided Cape Town's vulnerable street dwellers shelter from the elements.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward