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Girl born the size of a chocolate bar will celebrate her first Christmas at home

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Dec 26, 2018
10:14 A.M.

A baby girl born four months prematurely, with an almost zero chance of survival surprised everyone by defying the odds.

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The baby named Sussie Bea Patrick was just the size of a chocolate bar and weighed one ounce when 36-year-old Jodie Marrin gave her birth prematurely at 22 weeks and four days.

According to Liverpool Echo, Sussie’s parents were warned that Sussie had a rare chance of survival. Even if she did survive, she would have “no quality of life.”

However, Marrin and her husband, Lee Patrick, did not let their hope die and refused to give up on their daughter.

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Fortunately, after spending over five months in the neonatal unit at Arrowe Park Hospital in Merseyside, UK, Sussie has been declared safe to take home. Defying all the odds, she would now be spending her first Christmas with her family at home.

Despite the doctor’s warning that their baby would not survive, the parents pushed for the treatment and insisted that their baby would make it.

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The warnings signs began showing first for the couple from Birkenhead on June 27, when Jodie had to be rushed to the hospital after she started feeling unwell.

At the hospital, the parents were given the sad news about the critical situation of their baby daughter and were told to be prepared to bid her farewell as soon as they welcomed her into the world.

“They said she wouldn’t be breathing for long and might not look like we expected. They said they would let us be together as a family. She came out and gave a little whimper so they started working on her.”

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Lee Patrick, The Mirror, December 1, 2018

Despite the doctor’s warning that their baby would not survive, the parents pushed for the treatment and insisted that their baby would make it.

While their baby recovered in the incubator, the couple stayed at the Ronald McDonald House at Arrowe Park. They told the Sun about the amazing support they received from the staff during their over three months of stay.

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A few months back in June, another newborn proved herself to be a "miracle baby" after she defied the odds to survive following her premature birth at just six months.

Her mother, who wasn't due until October, had to be hospitalized with some alarming symptoms. The doctors then performed a C-section on her to bring the baby.

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