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“Little fighter” born at just 24 weeks doing fine

by | May 11, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Rainna Crabb is pictured in March 2017 at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Boise. She was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce. Provided by Kindra Perez

Rainna Crabb is pictured in March 2017 at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Boise. She was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce. Provided by Kindra Perez

In March, after a routine checkup, Samantha Crabb “thought everything was on track with her pregnancy,” according to reporter Julie Wootton. However, “Just a couple of days after a checkup, she went to the hospital with stomach pain and ended up going into labor.”

Labor as in delivering her daughter at 24 weeks! But even though Rainna Crabb weighed barely I pound (I pound, I ounce to be exact) when she was born at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center on March 13, she is thriving.

Babies born that prematurely can have serious medical issues but in Rainna’s case, the only problem that presented itself was a hole in her heart, closed by surgeons in April. No bleeding, no complications, her aunt Kindra Perez reassured Wotton.

“There for a while, it was like ‘I don’t think we need to do surgery,’” Perez said. But then, the family found out doctors wanted to move forward.

Post-surgery Rainna ‘s weight continues to grow–she now tips the scales at a whopping two-and-a-half pounds– and the baby’s health is improving.

Rainna, described by her aunt as a “little fighter,” remains in St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Boise, Idaho.

Rainna is likely to come home this summer. “I can’t wait for that day,” an excited Perez said.

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Categories: Premature babies