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Premature twin miraculously recovers after contracting COVID

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One premature baby in England has already defied the odds several times in her short life. Baby Averly was born prematurely at home, nine weeks early. She and her twin sister, Esmaè, surprised their mother, Chloe Connolly, who delivered them herself in her bedroom.

“I was feeling rubbish and overnight I started to get really bad pains[;] it all happened so fast,” Chloe explained. “We were on the phone with paramedics for 28 minutes and by the time they arrived the twins were born.”

Unfortunately for little Averly, the difficulties were just beginning. The twins were admitted to the hospital, and it was there that the little girl caught COVID — a condition made worse because she suffered from a chronic lung disease. She had to be transferred to another hospital that could accommodate her serious condition.

Doctors worried so much about Averly’s condition, that Connolly started to think about planning the little girl’s funeral. “We drove behind [the ambulance] and I couldn’t help but think how I was about to have to plan a funeral for her soon,” said Chloe. “I started to think about flowers and arrangements in my head[;] it was horrible.

Connolly said the entire experience was overwhelming. “It has been a complete rollercoaster for us,” she recalled. ‘We didn’t think she would survive to start with. The doctors had told us we were looking at hour by hour[;] they couldn’t even say she had days left.”

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Averly was put on a ventilator and placed in an induced coma, but despite the odds, she started to improve. When that happened, Connolly said she “couldn’t believe it.”

After two weeks, Averly was transferred back into the NICU at the first hospital with her sister. “When she came back to the Wishaw neonatal unit the staff were all shocked to see her,” said Chloe. “I don’t know how she did it, she was so tiny and just had the strength to pull through.”

Today, both Averly and Esmaè are seven months old, and are home with their parents. While they are still battling a lung condition, doctors hope they will outgrow it.

“None of it really hit me till recently. I feel like a different person now compared to then. It has been a lot but the NHS have been so great,” said Chloe. “The doctors and nurses have all been so brilliant[;] everyone we came across has been so supportive and really helpful.”

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