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“She’s a fighter”: Mum’s Joy As Her Premature 3-week-old Baby Battles Covid

This little Scottish fighter beats Covid-19.

A premature baby girl named Peyton was diagnosed with Covid-19 at just 3-week-old, beat the deadly virus and was discharged for the hospital this week, according to BBC.

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She was born eight weeks before her due date on Mar 26 and just weighed 1.5kg. You can imagine how small she is..

Peyton’s mum Tracy Maguire was told she may have pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication which caused by high blood pressure. Thus, she was sent to a local hospital for a C-section birth.

In the weeks to come, Peyton developed a cough and sniffles.

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Maguire says it was one of the “worst things” she’s seen when she saw doctors insert a swab into Peyton’s nose to test for the coronavirus.

“It was the first time I’d seen my baby cry tears,” Maguire told the outlet. “I held her, I was crying and we were just trying to get each other through the situation.”

Doctors said “she’s fine, don’t panic! BUT she has tested positive for Covid-19,” Maguire said. She believed her daughter is the youngest Covid-19 patient in Scotland.

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“I think the doctor was trying to keep me calm but I was sobbing,” Maguire said. “As much as she was fine I thought at what point was she with the virus? How is she fighting against it when she’s so little? It was just the unknown.”

Peyton need to be isolated for the treatment. While, Tracy was told she would have to go home and isolate for 14 days away from her baby. She was pleading on the phone with the doctor so she can stay with her baby.

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“As much as everyone was looking after her, I’m her mum. Even if it was the cold, I’d want to be there with her.”

Peyton was given steroids to help strengthen her lungs, and she eventually recovered.

The mom and her baby were discharged from the hospital on Monday, and Peyton’s father finally got to hold her for the first time.

Source : BBC