A Florida baby, who was born weighing just over 1 pound, has left an Orlando hospital after spending more than 100 days in a neonatal intensive care unit.
The baby, nicknamed “Fighting Finn,” weighed just 1 pound, 2 ounces at birth.
Finn was born severely premature due to complications and spent 113 days at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. His parents, Chris and Jessica Hill, finally brought him home earlier this month.
“He actually moved from Lakeland to Nemours in Orlando because they needed a special breathing machine,” said Chris Hill, Finn’s father.
The Hills struggled with infertility for more than 10 years. Jessica finally became pregnant after adopting two embryos. She lost one of the babies at 10 weeks, and then gave birth to Finn prematurely.
“That thing that you’ve been praying for, trying for and asking for, finally happened and then you say well it’s not over yet because he’s premature and we don’t even know if he’s going to make it,” said Chris Hill.
The baby now weighs a little more than five pounds. He is still on oxygen at home, but his parents are hopeful he will be off that soon and continue gaining weight.