A baby girl, born 17 weeks premature during a curfew, has successfully returned home after a four-month journey. Millie Bushell, the daughter of Tiffany Bushell, 32, and Matthew Bushell, 30, residents of Watford, Hertfordshire, spent her initial five weeks on a ventilator at St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey. Despite their early concerns, the Bushell family is now relieved to have Millie thriving at home.
Tiffany Bushell, 32, and her husband Matthew, 30, are overjoyed with their new home. The newborn was born weighing only 1.07 ounces, had a large hole in her heart, and died two days later.
After two days, Millie stopped breathing. We’re overjoyed that she’s back, said truck driver Matthew. On cloud nine, that’s how it feels.
We are happy since we have waited so long for this.
Matthew was barely able to spend ten minutes with his baby daughter due to lockdown restrictions before having to leave the hospital.
While Millie’s mother Tiffany was limited to two hours of daily visits and could only speak to Millie while donning mittens, he could only communicate with Millie for the first week via video contact.
At the moment, Millie is safe and with her parents, who are overjoyed.
The infant suffered from seven illnesses, including suspected sepsis, before doctors said it was safe for her to go home. She also recovered from surgery to close the breach in her heart. Ruby was born in 2018 at just 24 weeks and 3 days gestation, and Matthew and Tiffany regretted losing their first child. We had Ruby for a week before she passed away, said Matthew.
The recently reunited family intends to spend the coming weeks reconnecting and presenting their little daughter to family members.
“I would like to thank the entire operational staff for their efforts. We just feel so blessed to be back together and secure in our own house.
The family will take a few weeks to recover now that they are back again and will present their baby daughter to family members who were unable to visit Millie while she was in the hospital. Tiffany remarked, “It’s great that a few family and acquaintances have finally been able to see her.