Tiny baby set for release from La Crosse hospital

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Two parents are looking forward to bringing their baby daughter home from a La Crosse hospital this week -- three months after she was born prematurely.

Hope Dobson was about the size of a Beanie Baby when she was born Jan. 27 at just 1 1/2 pounds. She is still a month away from her projected birth date.

Dr. Kate Richmond is medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Gundersen Health System. Richmond says the baby's homecoming Friday will be the earliest Gundersen has released a preemie as small as Hope.

Richmond says Hope has had an "extraordinary team of multidisciplinary specialists who have been watching every breath she has taken for the last three months."


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