After Seeing Ultrasound, Mother Immediately Realizes Something is Very Wrong (Photo)

Lily Cobbing’s skin was so thin when she was born prematurely at 27 weeks that you could see her organs. Her eyes and ears weren't formed. Now, she’s a thriving 5-year-old who is starting school.

Cobbing’s twin Summer weighed twice as much as she did when they were born.

“Lily was tiny, tiny,” her mother, Michelle Roberts-Cobbing tells Daily Mail Australia. “Her ears were like little dried apricots, her tummy was so see through you could see her organs and her eyes were still shut for a few more weeks.”

Doctors told Roberts-Cobbing that she needed to give birth via cesarean three months early when Lily wasn’t doing so well.

“They monitor it all so closely - if Lily had passed away in the womb, Summer would have had a stroke and died as well,” she explained. “When they were pulling Lily out, she grabbed on to the doctor’s glove and it snapped back on his hand and he said that’s a good sign — she’s a fighter.”

But about four weeks later, Lily’s health was going downhill. Doctors had the family prepare for the worst, according to Daily Mail Australia.

Four weeks later, Lily’s health began failing and the doctors told Ms Roberts-Cobbing and her husband to prepare for the worst. Summer came home after just three months.

But Lily had lots of complications and didn’t make it home until she was about eight months. From then on, she was on oxygen until she was two-and-a-half years old.

Though Lily lives her life as an energetic child who loves to play, her family won’t know the lasting effects of her early birth on her lungs until she is about 8.

Source: Daily Mail
Photos: Michelle Roberts-Cobbing via Daily Mail

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