A British couple are trapped in the US after their child was born three months early while on vacation.
Louis Borrill and his fiancé, Yeridiana Chazares, had visited her family in Baltimore for a surprising baby shower, but after waking up the next day with what seemed like a strong fever, they decided to go to the hospital.
Baby Lily Borrill was born the next morning – well before the November expiration date and weighs just 1 pound, 11 oz – and may not be discharged from the hospital for three or four months, meaning the family cannot return to their home until then. Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
Pictured: Baby Lily Borrell, born in the US well before the November expiration date
The couple (right) were stunned when Yeridiana Chazares (left, in the hospital) was told that she would give birth
This will lead to expensive hospital and hotel bills because the couple did not have medical insurance.
Borrell said: & # 39; Because Yeri is six months pregnant, we decided to play it safe and go to the hospital.
& # 39; Then we were told that Yeri had no fever – she was giving birth! & # 39; After hours of scans, doctors said Yeri could not leave the hospital.
He said: & Of course we were shocked by this, we planned Lily in Scunthorpe and then we discover that we should have her born here, and in the back of our minds we realize what was coming. & # 39;
Although doctors Louis and Yeri said during the delivery that this waiting period could have been between a few hours to a few months, requiring them to stay in the entire hospital. Baby Lily was born on 8 August at 8.18 am.
Borrell added: & # 39; I don't even know how I could possibly describe that 24-hour period. We clambered around and tried to figure out what to do and we were both obviously very nervous. But we knew that we had to stay calm, knowing that our baby could come at any time.
Yeridiana Chazares (pictured with her baby after birth) ran to the hospital with what she thought was a fever, but was told she was giving birth
& # 39; Our beautiful Lily decided that she had enough to wait and came two days after her baby shower and three months earlier than we expected. & # 39;
When Lily was born, she didn't move and couldn't breathe. After 15 minutes, a doctor succeeded in inserting a breathing tube – saving her life.
Since then, Lily has been breathing but has had a few tough days. She stopped breathing twice and had to be resuscitated last week after a heart murmur, which was hoped that medication could treat this.
The couple (photo) was only six months pregnant when the unexpected birth took place
Due to the fact that she is so premature, Lily also still has a barrel called a Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which babies lose when they are born.
She is set to be assessed by a cardiologist who will determine if she needs further surgery after the check.
Mrs. Chazares spoke of the pain of seeing her first-born child put in an incubator and monitored by doctors and specialist surgeons.
& # 39; Having contractions and a c-section is not comparable to the pain I felt when seeing my first-born in an incubator covered with tubes and smaller than I could have imagined, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I blamed myself all day and thought that if I had done something else, Lily would have made it to the full deadline.
& # 39; The doctors say that Lily breathes well, moves and hopefully gets stronger and stronger. I can't wait to have her at home. & # 39;
The couple said that doctors had said that Lily would not be & # 39; out of the forest & # 39; and only then can she be fired and can they return home to Scunthorpe.
Mr. Borrell added: “We didn't have medical insurance because it was around £ 4,000 because Yeri was pregnant just for those ten days. The risk that you do not pay for this.
& # 39; I am so proud of my little hunter, she is doing very well at the moment and I am sure she will continue to do so in the coming months. I'm so proud of Yeri. She treated everything so perfectly and was incredible. & # 39;
The couple has set up an online GoFundMe page to help them settle the care and hospital bills.
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