After 170 long days, Xavier Workman finally gets to head home.
Born four and half months early on January 24th, Xavier weighed only 20 ounces. Now nearly six months later, Xavier has grown six times what he weighed back in January.
“In the very beginning all the statistics we were given were negative,” recalled Xavier’s mother, Stephanie Workman. “He’s just overcome everything that has been thrown at him. We’ve had a long journey and he’s had some tough times, but he overcame it.”
Most premature babies are born in the 28th week. Xavier was born at just 22 weeks.
“This is the first time in this hospital history that we’ve had a 22 week gestation infant survive to go home,” said Cabell Huntington Hospital’s NICU Director Dr. Bobby Miller.
“Until this point, we’ve had problems getting 23 weekers to survive. So he really is a miracle baby.”