Child Kept Alive by Sandwich Bag

Pixie inside Tesco bag. Source: BBC News

When Sharon Grant, 37, learned she was going to be a mother, she was elated.

Never expecting to give birth prematurely, to her surprise while out with friends this past May, she had to be rushed to the hospital in Plymouth, Devon. After assessing the situation and realizing the baby might be in critical condition, Sharon was rushed into an operating room where doctors performed an emergency Caesarean section.

She gave  birth to a beautiful girl, Pixie Griffiths-Grant. The doctors were alarmed by her size – weighing just 1.1lb (0.5kg) when she was delivered. Thinking on their feet, the doctors immediately tucked Pixie into a sandwich bag emblazoned with the Tesco logo to stop her temperature dropping precipitously.

“We were told this awful news, so it was a really stressful time. I did not know if she was going to survive,” Sharon said, describing the ordeal.

Sharon continued, “There were 10 doctors dealing with Pixie and they put her in a sandwich bag straight away to keep her warm.”

Named Pixie because of her size at birth in May, as of September 17, Pixie is now 7.5lb (3.4kg).

“She’s doing really well,” Sharon said elated. “It’s amazing because we couldn’t even imagine her being there.”

Source: BBC News