Peyton Maguire born on March 26, is a baby who was born eight weeks before her due date and soon after her birth she tested positive for the virus. The little girl has fought off the virus bravely and now is at home safe with her mum and dad.
As BBC reports, a premature baby in Scotland has successfully fought off coronavirus. Peyton Maguire was born on March 26, a full eight weeks before her due date. Just three weeks later, her parents would be informed that their precious newborn baby had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Peyton was born weighing just 3lbs 5oz and soon began showing symptoms of difficulty in breathing. Though the baby girl did not show other typical symptoms of the virus.
As explained in a press release from NHS Lanarkshire, she had the sniffles and a bad cough, prompting her doctors at Wishaw General Hospital in Lanarkshire to order a whole range of tests. Tests included the COVID-19 test too, just to be sure.
Little Peyton's mum says, seeing her baby girl getting a cotton swab test was the worst thing she could go through. "It was the first time I'd seen my baby cry tears," she told BBC. "I held her, I was crying and we were just trying to get each other through the situation".
Unfortunately, Peyton's test came positive, confirming their worst fear that she has contracted the virus. Despite her diagnosis, doctors tried to reassure Tracy that her baby was "fine".
Three-week-old baby Peyton, though to be Scotland’s youngest COVID-19 patient, has recovered from the virus and is finally home, thanks to the dedicated care of NHS Lanarkshire staff. Full story here https://t.co/sRwBTuaKYq@wishydocs @WishawGen @jasonleitch pic.twitter.com/AZJn1khYRQ— NHS Lanarkshire (@NHSLanarkshire) April 21, 2020
"I think the doctor was trying to keep me calm but I was sobbing," she recalled. "As much as she was fine I thought at what point was she with the virus? How is she fighting against it when she's so wee?"
"It was just the unknown."
As soon as Peyton tested positive, doctors instructed Tracy and her husband to self-isolate at home for 14 days with her husband and without their child.
"I was pleading on the phone with the doctor saying I don't want to be away from her," Tracy explained. "As much as everyone was looking after her, I'm her mum. Even if it was the cold, I'd want to be there with her."
It was eventually decided that Tracy could stay with Peyton, while dad Adrian completed the self-isolation period alone in order to be with his baby girl.
Finally, on April 20, Peyton and her mum came negative for the virus and they were discharged from the hospital.
The fantastic news was tweeted out by the official NHS Lanarkshire Twitter account, which included a heartwarming photo of the happy family, showing proud dad Adrian finally being allowed to hold his daughter.
Now that the family is safe, healthy, and back at home, Tracy applauded doctors and nurses at Wishaw General hospital for their efforts to save her child's life.
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"They are doing a job that is unreal - they put their life at risk to make sure my baby was getting fed and cuddled in their full PPE," she said. "It's spectacular, you'll never understand how grateful you can be to people. Peyton is my most precious thing in the whole world and I trusted them to look after her.
She added, "To any mums that are worried, put your trust in these nurses."