A 1-pound miracle baby who was born four months early continues to defy the odds as he grows and develops at a Minnesota hospital.
Little Winston Rochat, who was due to be born to parents Jenny Borgstrom and Tom Rochat this upcoming February, was delivered very early this past October, creating a harrowing ordeal in which doctors have had to work diligently to save the baby’s life.
Winston is currently at the St. Cloud Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where he is provided with around-the-clock care.
And the situation hasn’t been easy. He stopped breathing three times earlier this month and needed to be resuscitated. Plus, he still has a long way to go before he can be released, the St. Cloud Times reported.
But things are now turning around, dad Tom Rochat told the outlet.
“It’s made me feel a lot more hopeful,” he said. “Everyday that he’s alive, his odds are better of surviving.”
The couple’s family and community have rallied around them throughout the ordeal, with Borgstrom’s sister, Kristine Borgstrom, telling the St. Cloud Times that she was shocked to see how small Winston was after his birth on Oct. 25.
But she added that she has always felt he would make it.
“I’ve never seen a baby that small. I couldn’t believe how developed he was for how young,” she said. “I just had faith. I’ve never doubted that he was going to make it.”
Nurses, doctors and the community have offered medical and material support, but it seems spiritual help has also been encouraging. Prayers are apparently flowing in for the family from all over the world, the family said.
Winston still has a long road ahead of him before he can be released from the hospital — something that could happen in February around his original due date, pending he meets important benchmarks.
Borgstrom and Rochat face a slew of uncertainty, as it is unclear whether Winston’s health will be impacted long-term, so the family could most certainly use prayer.
“We don’t know what the future holds for him,” Borgstrom’s told the St. Cloud Times. “He’s showing very good signs.”
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(H/T: St. Cloud Times)