The teeny little kid, Melinda Star Guido, born at 270 grams, (9.5 oz), has left the LA County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, after a five month stay. The daughter of Haydee Ibarra is the third smallest (birth wt.) baby ever to be discharged out of the front door of a hospital. Best wishes & prayers for Melinda and her parents.
Melinda Star Guido was born at 24 weeks gestation, a bit small for her age, at 290 grams. She’s the second smallest preemie in the U.S. to be heading home, though she doesn’t go officially on record as a survivor until early January, when she’s slated to leave the hospital. Melinda was due on Dec 15th (today), at which time she has grown to 8 times her birth weight.